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To Dye or Not To Dye? Why Current Hair Color Trend Is Hitting Japanese Beauty Salons Hard

In Japan we have a saying that roughly translates to “A woman’s hair is her life.” While that may sound quite dated in this time and age when Japanese women wear their hair in any and all conceivable styles, it looks like the current trend in the Japanese fashion and beauty industry is good old-fashioned, natural black hair. But you may be wondering, Japanese people have naturally black hair, right? So, how can something naturally occurring become a “trend”? Read More

Happy Fundoshi Day! Everyone Get Out Your Old-Timey Underwear on February 14

February Fourteenth is a particularly special day in Japan. It’s a day when men and women, young and old deal with a very intimate subject.

Yes, it’s that special time of the year where the nation celebrates traditional thong underwear known as fundoshi. Rest assured, on this day there’s a whole lot going on to pay homage to that once valued strip of fabric.

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