Sunday, September 27, 2009

Just like I Thought

I came across this odd "news" article the other day which confirmed my suspicions that Japan is indeed becoming stranger :

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20090926f3.html

Surely the Japanese youth are becoming further and further removed from the old Japanese ways but sitting to pee? Combine that with the increasingly present man-purse seen throughout Asia and the odd fashion trends and I have to wonder what the future holds for masculinity in Japan.

A chart of usd/yen shown below also shows a more recent change/oddity...though one of these days I suspect this will change direction and push back up into the upper 90s and beyond.