Japan and East Asia

Korean Sociological Image #26: The Japanization of the Female Body?


The message that drinking a product will attract the opposite sex is hardly new in Korean advertising, but rarely is it so blatant (or lame) as in this above example with Cha Tae-hyun (차태현) and Jessica Gomes for Georgia.


Selling Wine to Korean Women


Writing about sexual symbolism in advertisements for so long, it takes a lot to shock or surprise me these days.

Still, I confess I burst out laughing at this one.


Kim Daul’s Death: A Sense of Perspective


I despise Korean netizens.


From Asian to Caucasian: Response From a Reader

Lest the last email from a reader featured here gives you the wrong first impression, Jacob Lee of California clearly put a lot of thought and attention into this one on the subject of Korean women’s body ideals, and has never ceased to be polite as he patiently waited almost 2 months(!) and many excuses [...]

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