If your life is in danger, call the police at 110

The Japan Times: Body image and the foreign female in Japan

Mari Suzuki from the Japan Association for Eating Disorders (JAED) says that the percentage of underweight women in the 30-50 age range is rising.

“They see being thin as a desirable goal. Women are feeling pressure both from the media and from their peers to maintain a weight that may not be healthy,” Suzuki says.

So how do foreign women living in Japan cope in this environment? The Japan Times investigates.