June 20, 2011

Japanese women susceptible to social pressure which is effecting body image and weight according to study

“ Social pressure -- women looking critically at other women -- is the most important reason female skinniness is ascendant in Japan, according to Hisako Watanabe, a child psychiatrist and assistant professor of pediatrics at the Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo”

Source: Body image, diet pushing Japanese women to lose weight
By Blaine HardenWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, March 4, 2010; 8:30 AM
Special correspondent Akiko Yamamoto contributed to this report.

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