Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Tue, 26 Oct 1999 15:13:58 -0700


>>Suffice it to say that "Japan" and "conformity" have been synonymous for so
>>long that it's become a cliche. Even when they try to be nonconformist,
>>they do it in a very prescribed fashion, with the nonconformists in a
>>nonconformist uniform so that everyone will see that they are
>>nonconformists. (^_^);
>
> Hmm... you got me a little confused there... but what can
>you say about Amuro Namie who sorta started a fashion (named after
>herself) which is now very popular among Japanese girls?

Aren't these very same Japanese girls conforming by buying into the Amuro
Namie fashion?

>>They will also travel in groups, so as not to be set upon and beaten by all
>>the conformists who may take exception to them.
>
> Still, Amuro Namie isn't a member of a band, is she?

She's an idol pop singer, what makes you think the rules for the average
girls on the street would apply to her?

Eddie

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