Actor Dante Carver became Japan’s top TV commercial star back in 2008. He is famous for appearing in a series of ads for Softbank Mobile.
It is a huge accomplishment done by a non-Japanese celebrity. For aspiring black actors, it opens doors for others to follow in his footsteps. Dante Carver sets a great example of hope and triumph in a non-English speaking country. Anything is possible if people just believe in themselves and willing to take a chance. Being black in Japan helped him stand out easier and I strongly believe people appealed to that.
Despite cultural differences, it proves to be a major advantage because he has unique features and does not fit the profile of how a Japanese person should look like. Dante Carver is one of several successful individuals that has made a name for themselves in the Japanese entertainment industry. Two other successful people are…
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