Japan Fashion

The World Of Japan Fashion

In Japan, fashion is very important to young people. Aside from dressing well just to look good or cool, fashion defines for them what subculture they belong to, and they attach lots of importance to it.
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One style you’ll see all over Japan is the “gkogal” look. You could say that kogals are the valley girls of Japan. They dress expensively and even have their own unique slang which is incomprehensible to some, especially older, adults. Kogal style is lavish, usually including mini-skirts and platform shoes. You can usually spot kogals right off by their bleached hair and deep suntans. You can see kogals all over Japan in any urban area, but their favorite spot is Tokyo’s Shibuya district, where all the expensive shops are.
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Osaka Japan

What About Osaka Japan?
Tokyo is the center of Japanese life. You always here about what a great city it is. But what about Osaka, Japan’s second city? Here are some quick facts to help familiarize you with the second biggest city in Japan.
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-In Osaka, there is a thick dialect spoken, called Kansai-ben. Although many Osakans hide their accents and conform to Tokyo speech after they move to the big city, many Japanese consider kansai-ben to be down-home and colorful, not unlike the United States southern accent. This dialect is especially interesting to students of the Japanese language. And, like African-American speech in the US, it provides mainstream Japanese with much of its slang and new expressions.
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