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Why is obesity rarely seen in anime?
Real life random Japanese.
Find the obese ones. Enoshima Beach: Most Popular Beach near Tokyo • Reformatt Japan - darkroom.baltimoresun.com Not current data, but enough.
Over one third of people in the US are obese, at the top of the chart.
Look who are at the bottom, by a huge margin.
Southeast Asians, including Japanese.
Just 3% of Japanese adults are classified as obese (with 24% overweight), vs 34% of Americans (with 68% overweight).
Obesity is not commonly seen in Japan, period.
Unless one is a foreigner. World Obesity Federation | Data You should see what Japanese people call fat or overweight.
Being able to pinch your waistline at all, or not having a thigh gap could be enough to be bullied by your own female friends.
I’ll bet that the two women in the lower right hand corner of the beach photo are there for a reason (one puffing her cheeks, the other keeping her shirt on), and they have anxiety or bullying about their appearance or weight.
Working in a Japanese public middle school, I saw girls from 7th grade refusing to eat meat or carbs or drink milk to avoid gaining weight.
God forbid a teenage girl dare to grow or develop.
Eating nothing but apples and water (the apple diet) was a fad diet in Japan while I was there.
More recently, there is the “Cinderella Weight” diet.
Despite an obesity rate of 2.7%, more than half of Japanese high school girls 16–18 years of age in a survey for the National Institution for Youth Education considered themselves “fat” or “a bit fat”. When asked how they felt about their body shape, only 23 percent answered that they were either “satisfied” or “fairly satisfied”.
This was the lowest rate of the four countries surveyed, with 31.6 percent of South Korean girls, 40.5 percent of Chinese girls and 60.5 percent of American girls feeling “fairly satisfied” or “satisfied” about their body shape. More Japanese schoolgirls think themselves overweight than those in China, Korea or the U.S.
- SoraNews24 Japan’s extra-slim “Cinderella weight” diet target sparks debate online over health concerns - SoraNews24 Japanese women setting a tough goal for themselves as they try to reach their “Cinderella weight” - SoraNews24 'Many suffer but no one talks about it': the rise of eating disorders in Japan - The Guardian Why Eating Disorders Are on the Rise in Japan - VICE Fear over eating disorder care in Japan -BBC Past, Current and Future of Anorexia Nervosa in Japan - Psychopathology Socio-cultural concerns Beginning in the 1980s, the number of patients with EDs has increased dramatically in Japan.
According to acute inflation of AN in particular, several hypotheses from various fields, even the mass media, have emerged.
Psychological, anecdotal, and social concerns have included “anorexegenic mothers,” mother/daughter connectivity over maternal culture in Japan,” “Westernization of lifestyle,” “satiation or engorgement,” “feminist perspective such as male-dominated distortions,” and “societal pressure for girls to be thin from fashion magazines, TV stars, idols, celebrities, etc.” The narratives, such as societal pressures according to the Westernization of Japan, including eating attitudes, continue to be popular .
Engorgement seems to play a key role in AN development, but Westernized eating styles in Japan started from the 1950s after World War II.
Actually, the average height of 20-year-old Japanese individuals has not changed since 1980, following growth from 1950 to 1980 due to improved nutrition .
Thus, it is impossible to place over-satiation as a top AN etiology based on those phenomena .
In contrast, there are so many convenience stores nationwide, at which we can buy and eat food anytime and anywhere.
At the very least, this might be one factor related with increases in ED’s . Following the economic growth in Japan around 1990, societal pressure to be thin became exaggerated in the media and among peers.
In addition, advances in social standing for women were coincident with suspicious trends to consider thinness or appearance of women or girls as an indicator of ability or validity.
In the 1990’s, the prevalence of AN increased in Singapore and some researchers emphasized the influences of Japanese TV stars or idols that became popular in this time .
Still, the growth of AN in Asian country could be associated with male-dominant society or media literacy. In real life, many people in Japan suffer for this, shamed for their bodies or unable to easily find clothes or even cars or furniture, that accommodate them.
My slim Japanese wife is 5′7″, US dress size 6 or 7, with American women size 9 feet.
She couldn’t find clothes (Japan size 13) or women’s shoes (25.0 cm) that fit her body type in Japan.
Kimono, which should reach the ankles, were up her calf.
Dressing her for our wedding was a chore.
At the largest wedding hall in Hiroshima, with racks of dresses that filled a room, they had just four dresses that could fit her.
They wouldn’t have a wedding gown or gown for reception that would fit an actual woman without a slim waist.
Being just four inches taller than the average woman (or about 20 lbs.
heavier) was a huge disadvantage in Japan, where people are expected to be the same.
Even physically. Cosplayers who buy clothing made in Asia should understand the sizing issues.
2.54 cm to 1 inch: Love Live Ayase Eri Lolita Maid Dress Girls Anime Cosplay Costume Outfit Fullset | eBay One size.
If you’re between 5′1″ and 5′4″, with a waist between 26.7 and 28.7 inches.
This other seller considers even that modest Asian size to be L or XL.
Yet they are selling to Americans. Here are some growth charts for Japanese young people.
For some reason growth charts are based on data from 2000.
(a) is males and (b) is females.
You can see that by 18 years of age, Japanese men level out around 170 cm (5′7″) and 60 kg (132 lbs.), and Japanese women are around 155 cm (5′1″) and 50 kg (110 lbs.).
That’s what size average young Japanese are.
Compare that to people in your part of the world. Growth standard charts for Japanese children with mean and standard deviation (SD) values based on the year 2000 national survey - US National Institutes of Health Here are Centers for Disease Control growth charts for children in the US, also based on data from 2000.
Men level off around age 20 at 5′9″ and at nearly 160 lbs.
are still increasing at a slope of about 10 lbs.
per two years.
Women level off around 5′4″ and at 130 lbs.
are still increasing at a slope of about 10 lbs.
per four years.
Even in the US, my wife is around the 90th percentile for height for women, though her weight is significantly lower than US average. Clinical Growth Charts - CDC 2 to 20 years: Boys Stature Weight-for-age percentiles.pdf 2 to 20 years: Girls Stature Weight-for-age percentiles.pdf FastStats: Body Measurements - CDC Measured average height, weight, and waist circumference for adults aged 20 and over Men: Height in inches: 69.2 Weight in pounds: 195.7 Waist circumference in inches: 40.0* (101.5 centimeters) Women: Height in inches: 63.7 Weight in pounds: 168.5 Waist circumference in inches: 38.1* (96.9 centimeters) *Unpublished figure.
Derived from converting published figures listed in centimeters to inches. You think Japanese cars made for foreigners are small? See kei (light) automobiles in Japan, limited to 11.2 feet long, 4.9 feet wide, 660cc engine and 63 horsepower maximum. Should Americans Be Offered Japan’s Micro Kei Cars? - Cheatsheet 2015 Daihatsu Move, Move Custom Kei Cars Launched - MotorsMega This Suzuki Kei Car is a Hustler, But Not That Kind of Hustler - Autoevolution