|5 INFLUENTIAL JAPANESE WOMEN BREAKING STEREOTYPES
Idol girl groups like AKB48 and Momoiro Kuroba have become a social phenomenon in Japan, the “ideal Japanese woman” in Japan is often seen as an adorable, fashionable, soft-spoken and organised woman. However despite the Kawaii (cute) culture, some women are breaking new ground and redefining what it means to be a Japanese woman in modern society. This year we have working with more luxury brands who see independent and strong Japanese influencers as a good representation of their brand.To get more news about 毛片在线看, you can visit our official website.
Rina Sawayama is a Japanese-English model, singer and songwriter. She was born in Japan but moved to London when she was 10. She became famous in 2017 when she produced her album called RINA emphasising social anxiety and misrepresentation of Asian culture in Western society. Due to her feminist views and interesting songs she has given a voice to LGBT community in Japan.
This year, she was selected as one of Vogue’s “Japan women of the year (2019)”. This award is given to people who have influenced the readers of Vogue Japan. Also, she has been named one of Forbes Japan’s 30 under 30. She has not only influenced the Japanese people, but also in the UK she was the first Japanese artists to be invited to one of the biggest music festivals in the UK and continues to inspire the world as a representative of Japan.
Naomi Osaka is a professional tennis player who represents Japan. She’s the first Asian tennis player to hold top ranking in singles and has been internationally recognised. You may also know her when she defeated the former world number 1 tennis player, Serena Williams in 2018. This surprised the world.
Naomi has a Japanese mother and a Haitian father, she was born in Japan but moved to New York when she was 3. She had a dual nationality but announced that she would give up her US citizenship and represent Japan in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the Japan does not accept dual nationality over the age of 22.
During one of her interviews on TV, she seemed proud commenting that “It was a special desire to be a representative of Japan. Playing with the pride of the country in 2020 Tokyo Olympics will feel more emotional.” Her mother, Tamaki Osaka, also added that “Although she was brought up in the US, Naomi and her sister always felt that she was Japanese. It is not decided financially or by any national federation.” Naomi is continuing to be an active representative of Japan both on court and in life.
Naomi Watanabe is a Japanese comedian, fashion designer and actress. She became famous and recognised in Japanese as “The Japanese Beyonce”. She was named as one of the “25 Most Influential People on the Internet” in 2018 and also ranked in the Top 20 Japanese influencers on Instagram in 2019.
Why Naomi attract people’s attention is that she is curvy and bigger than most Japanese women and disrupting the stereotype of Japanese women. Naomi mentioned that even though she loves fashion, she struggled with her plus-size dress size in Japan as she weighs 220 pounds and has double the average weight of Japanese women of her age. When she was young, she would often improvise by going to men’s store and wearing T-shirt’s as dresses.
After all her experiences, she started her own brand called “pyunyu” (Japanese meaning for chubby) for all the plus-size women like her. For her brand, she wanted to emphasise that curvy girl can be sexy, attractive, happy and successful. While the majority of the people are trying to be skinny, she is proud of being called a “plus-sized” model. She once wrote on Instagram saying “My ideal body is that of a sumo wrestler — big but muscular”. She’s still influencing Japanese people by having a positive attitude and spreading the value of self-love, embracing her body and proving that any body type can be perfect.