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Body Image and the Foreign Woman 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.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2016/09/21/issues/body-image-foreign-female-japan-survey-shows-frustration-one-size-fits-thinking/#.V-iIJJN94ht