Is “brightening” in Japanese skincare skin bleach!?

If you go to Japan – or other places in Asia for that matter – you will come across words like “skin brightening” or “beautifully white” on skin products. For tourists coming from a more western background, it is not uncommon to associate these words with the harmful chemical skin whitening that we hear about … More Is “brightening” in Japanese skincare skin bleach!?

“Am I thin?”: why do women ask this question… ?

As a culture, we have always been obsessed with size. The bust-to-waist ratio expectations and ideals have constantly been fluctuating. Ever since I can remember, my siblings and me have often asked each other “do you think I’m thin?” and I never paid the question any serious thought really until now. In order to fully … More “Am I thin?”: why do women ask this question… ?

ラブホが日本社会に持つ価値をどの程度評価すべきか?

オリジナルのラブホテルの形は消えそうで、普通のビジネスホテルに置き換えて除去しつつある。消えてゆくラブホテルという宿泊施設が日本社会に持つ価値をどの程度評価すべきか。
一般的に風俗営業の一つと認知されているラブホテルがどのような社会的影響を及ぼしているのかについて私は以下のように考察した。 … More ラブホが日本社会に持つ価値をどの程度評価すべきか?