Pokemon Plane

Monday, June 4th, 2007

ANA’s pokemon-themed planes are fairly well-known these days, but just in case you haven’t seen them I’ve posted some pics below. As you can see, there are several with different designs. The interior sports pokemon decor as well, but not as intense as the exterior. Flight attendants (called “cabin attendants” in Japan but that’s a [...]

Crooked Teeth = Cute?

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

In Japan, the "double-tooth" look caused by the front canines overlapping is considered cute in children and young women. The Japanese call it "yaeba" which means "double tooth". Many people wonder why Japanese models (like the one below) are proudly displaying their crooked pearly whites in photos – now you know.

Are Japanese Women Intentionally Pigeon-Toed?

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Ever notice how the vast majority of Japanese women walk with their toes pointed inward? The cause for this isn’t conclusive, but debate about it rages across the Internet. If you don’t believe me, use your favorite search engine and enter the terms “Japanese” “pigeon” and “toed” – see what results you get. Some say [...]

Japanese Women Getting Curvier: "Bon-Kyu-Bon"

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

This story comes from an article published in the Wall Street Journal. Photos come from other sources on the Internet and are provided as visual aids. I’m not sure if this is really a trend since there are always exceptions to what is considered “typical”. Any of you living in Japan care to offer your [...]