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Photography Exhibition: “Tōhoku—Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers”Iizawa Kōtarō

A photography exhibition on life and traditions in the Tōhoku region of Japan is now touring the world, spotlighting unfamiliar aspects of the region and its history. Iizawa Kōtarō, the exhibition’s curator, offers an overview of the exhibited works.

The Evolving Face of the Japanese

A beautiful face might seem eternal but standards of beauty change over time. Japan in recent years has idealized the “small face” (kogao) for both women and men. Professor Harashima Hiroshi discusses how facial characteristics have changed in Japan in line with societal changes and evolving ideas about beauty. (Interviewed by Kōno Michikazu.)

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