Faces of Japanese Women
The petite, demure, white skinned, red lipped Japanese doll is not dead, but she is on the endangered species list.
Today's' Japanese woman is just as likely to be tall, busty (real or not), tan, and aggressive (well, in a Japanese sort of way, we're not talking about Madonna, for crying out loud).
So if you want an authentic Japanese flower, you better hurry. On the other hand, there's a lot to be said for the new Japanese woman.
As we'll see:
For example, there is the 'Bodi-con' girl. 'Bodi-con' is shorthand for Body Conscious. This is the first generation of Japanese women that showed pride in their bodies, and the willingness to display that pride (and body). Tans, short skirts, bleached hair, tall boots, and tight shirts are the norm.
Japanese men are seriously confused by this development. Everybody wants one, but no one wants to be seen with one. And no one quite knows how to get one.
She may look like just another girl in L.A., but this was a major development in Japan. Big boots and big breasts are a both modern developments here.
Of course, Bodi-con girls are just an extreme case.
Most women are not showing off their bodies, just a little
She is still just as likely though, to be serving tea or performing as a
'demo dolly' (the pretty girls who demonstrate TV's or make ugly cars look
more attractive by laying across the hood).
The truth is that Japanese women have never understood why
people would think they are weak.
There are, after all, a dozen types of power, and Japanese women seem to be perfecting the 'by yielding I become stronger' philosophy.