This is also why some idol appearance agreements include riders about keeping the break room stocked with specific snacks or other items the idols are fond of.
The conditions are often demanded by the talent agencies in order to keep the idols from wanting to venture off-site on their own to pick up their favorite brand of tea or candy.
Iwhata also made a self-deprecating cartoon which he titled simply "Me" in Chinese and Japanese: There were over 900 comments in response to the cartoon comparing dating across cultures: "You are able to see world as it really is." "It turns out Hong Kong men are so weak." "This is too real." "This diagram leads to pain" "What I see is: the crown falls off a Hong Kong man's head, his girlfriend then hurriedly catches it.
#Tearful Lies" In response to these stereotypes, one Hong Kong user said, "In 2012, there were 115,203 cases of domestic abuse in Taiwan.
In the third frame, a Taiwanese couple is shown kissing in exactly the same manner both in public and private, while in the final frame, a Hong Kong woman is seen hitting her man both in public and private.
In an interview with the Hong Kong website We Media01, Iwhata said his illustration reflects the cultural differences of other countries: Americans are "sweet" while in public, but are chauvinistic at home; Japanese are macho in public, but at home are actually sweet in private; and Taiwanese are sweet whether they are outside or inside.
Before settling in Osaka, he worked in Taiwan and visited Hong Kong on numerous occasions.
He has many Hong Kong friends and based on his conversations with Hong Kong men and his observations, he says that compared to Japanese and Taiwanese women, Hong Kong women are more "aggressive." He recalled riding with a former Hong Kong girlfriend on a very crowded subway car, and when she was pushed by someone while getting off, she went into a fit of rage, in contrast "Japanese girls would never do that, they are very quiet," he said.
But since the talent agencies want to minimize the idols’ private time, managers will add on-site breaks and rest periods in the middle of the work schedule.
As mentioned above, idols have a huge variety of responsibilities, and talent managers ideally want them to be so busy with those that when their workday is done, the singers are too worn out to do anything other than head straight home and go right to sleep (alone, naturally).
▼ The exciting after-hours lifestyle of an idol However, there’s a complication that managers have to bear in mind regarding this practice.
In the first frame, an American couple is shown kissing in public, while back at home, the American man slaps his female companion.
In the second frame, a Japanese man strikes a woman in public, while behind closed doors they embrace.