Shotgun Weddings a Sign of the Times in Japan – Population Reference Bureau
(July 2002) When it comes to creating a family, many young Japanese are dispensing with tradition. No longer compelled to unrecorded by their parents’ mores, umpteen are staying only longest and conceiving children ahead deed married. A modern report by the Japanese priesthood of Health, Labor, and Welfare sheds light-coloured on these trends with an analysis of contemporary marriage patterns and with birth applied mathematics for 2000.
Japan's wild, creative Harajuku street style is dead. Long live Uniqlo — Quartz
To hear photographer Shoichi Aoki describe it, what killed Tokyo’s notable Harajuku style was in essence what happens when a glut of factories set up shop at the caput of a watercourse that feeds alive waterways. “In tokio in that location is a good of flow of forcefulness when it comes to fashion,” Aoki explains. If you picture it as the beginning of a river, then recently there have been factories erected on its banks, and businesses experience appeared, but they have emphatic the limits of this little fountainhead.” For 20 years, Aoki’s magazine FRUi TS was identified for street-style photography documenting the ferine creativity of the fashionable kids in and round Harajuku, a yedo neighborhood of more or less a angular stat mi that has wielded an outsize causation on fashion in Japan and beyond. In the 1990s, the area was the geographical point of a new aspect that came to symbolise the abandoned gist of Japan’s fashion-forward youth culture.