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Company Profile

name Free Wave Co., Ltd.
location Tokyo, Setagaya-ku, Ikejiri 3-19-10 NK Building 1F
TEL: 03-6453-2744 /
FAX: 03-6453-2743
Email: info@f-w.co.jp
Capital 10 million yen
Establishment Established in February 1992 Free Wave Co.Ltd.
Heisei era April 2003 changed the organization name from limited company to corporation.
A director
Bank Mizuho Bank Shibuya Central Branch
Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Bank Shibuya Branch
Showa Shinkin Bank Ohashi Branch
Business contents Management of foreigners model, talent, actor, extra etc for advertisements, TV, movies etc Casting management of foreign narrator and delivery of narration data Managing and coordinating foreigners and Japanese dancers · performers · Foreigner model Casting and coordination of foreign musicians and performers, etc.
Qualifications and
acquisition permission
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Business hours From 10:30 to 19:30 (excluding weekends and holidays)
Major business partners
(in alphabetical order)
  • AOI Pro Inc.
  • Asahi Advertisement Inc.
  • NHK Educational Corporation
  • Kobunsha Corporation
  • Konami Digital Entertainment Inc.
  • Shueisha Co., Ltd.
  • Square Enix Co., Ltd.
  • Te-o-war Co., Ltd.
  • T.Y. O
  • TBS TV Co., Ltd.
  • TV Asahi Corporation
  • Dentsu Creative X Inc.
  • Tohokushinsha Co., Ltd.
  • Japan International Broadcasting Corporation
  • Hakuhodo Products Co., Ltd.
  • Fuji Television Corporation
  • Best bridal corporation
  • Recruit Holdings Inc.
  • Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)
  • Nippon Television Network Corporation
Other, CM casting company, video production company, event production company, apparel brand etc.

History

1989 Began as the Japanese office for Star Dance Connection, an American corporation. Managed the promotion of American hip hop dancers (in TV shows, magazines, Japan tours, event performances, etc.). At a time when hip hop was experiencing a wave of popularity, we were among the first to introduce the American genre in Japan.
1990 Started agent services for Japanese dancers. Booked tour dancers for Watanabe Misato, TMN, and others.
1992 Established Free Wave Limited Company. Worked as an agent for foreign dancers in Japan, casting and booking for long-establisehd show clubs, TV, and commercials. Began production of dance shows.
1993 Conducted numerous event castings for various attractions (bands, performers, entertainers, MCs, impersonator comedians, etc.). Started agent services for street performers and other entertainers.
1996 Began managing Paul Jackson. Ran operations for the children’s educational concert “Jazz for Kids” led by Paul Jackson, who visited over 20 schools nationwide as a volunteer. *Paul Jackson is a world-renowned jazz bass player known for his performances with Herbie Hancock, the Headhunters, and others.
1998 Formed the package unit The Starlet’s, composed of foreign dancers residing in Japan. Produced the group entirely in-house, including casting, song selection, costume design, directing, and performing. The unique group, which went beyond simple dance in its surprise-filled audience-integrative performances, enjoyed rave reviews from hotel night show guests and company parties across the nation. In the Nagoya Castle Hotel Summer Dinner Show, the group performed for about 1,000 people over the course of three days, going on to perform for the show three consecutive years.
1999 Began production and management of the gospel chorus unit True Spirit, composed of foreign singers residing in Japan. Coordinated Baby Face and other back bands visiting Japan. Produced concerts for Blue Note and others.
2000 Began agent services for foreign models, the core of our current business. With the unique management know-how cultivated in our years in the event industry, we built strong, trusting relationships between our clients and our models.
2001 Entered the recording scene with the launch of our company record label “Starlet’s Record.” Released “Fisherman’s.com,” an album co-produced by Sakata Akita and Bill Laswell. DJ Crash’s analog board remix of said album’s “Seashell Clause” went on sale.
2003 Changed official company name to “Free Wave Co., Ltd.”
2006 I started the narrator department. and Established our narrator division. Obtained approval for private recruiting services.
2008 Obtained approval for temporary staffing provision services.
2010 Chosen for the “darling” role in the movie adaption of “My Darling is a Foreigner.” The actor/actress division was established.
2012 Celebrated 20 years in the entertainment industry.
2013 Began broadcasting original Ustram program “Bibitto Gaikokujin! Culture Shock TV.”
2014 The role of Professor Scott in NHK’s TV novel “Hanako to Ann” garnered attention.
2015 Office moved to Ikejiri in Setagaya Ward.
2016 Roma, the “hanko prince” known for his appearance on “You wa nani shi ni Nihon E? (What did you come to Japan to do?),” released his self-produced seal-stamp (inkan) set.
2017 Celebrated 25 years in the entertainment industry. Managed foreign cast members for over 10 regular NHK shows (Basic English series, English Conversation Time Trial, Introductory Business English, Contemporary English for High Schoolers, Japanology Plus, Tokyo Eye 2020, RISING, etc.).

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