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Akira Isogawa is arguably Australia’s most famous Japanese resident. In 2005 he was invited to appear on a commemorative postage stamp — and as an “Australian Legend,” no less. The honor, which caught the diminutive fashion designer by surprise, is just one of many awards recognizing Isogawa’s achievements from a career that spans over 25 years.

“To be honest, I had no idea that Australia Post was so progressive and innovative in their marketing,” he says, laughing. “I thought you had to be dead to appear on a postage stamp, let alone working actively in your field. I still have so much yet to do!”

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