Yankii/Yankee fashion has gone through a remarkable change of late.
Whereas a few years ago it was similar to white trash and definitely on the verge of dirtiness, the same girls have become more “distinguished/fashionable”. That is ,in looks only.
As ever they are rude, loud and completely or willingly oblivious of their surroundings.
They tend to walk in pairs, too.
They wear wigs, some enormous, instead of dying their hair in straw color and wear generally light colored clothes (at least in Shizuoka).
Their shoes are these high heeled contraptions reminiscent of Louis XIV’S (the old lecher must be turning over in his grave!) that don’t look comfortable to walk in and they are constantly checking I don’t know what on their cell phones or caressing i-phones with impossibly long false nails.
Whereas in Western culture they wouldn’t walk long without being assailed, people pointedly ignore them in Japan.
I had many an occasion to talk to them and I can’t say they are on the bright side of the society but interestingly enough they are almost prude when pleasures of another kind are concerned.
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