Tag - hair



Japan Times
Aug 14, 2022
Hair donations booming in Japan but know-how still lacking
Social media sites about how to grow out one's hair are also helping boost momentum.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 23, 2020
Cause of hair turning white 'overnight' found
Marie Antoinette's hair turned white overnight, according to folklore, before she was executed by guillotine in 1793 during the French Revolution. The ill-fated queen embodied an extreme example of the phenomenon of stress-induced graying of the hair.
Japan Times
Apr 3, 2019
Japanese teenager lops off Guinness World Record-setting locks ready for Reiwa and college
An 18-year-old Japanese woman, once recognized as having the longest hair in the world among teenagers aged 13-17, had her first-ever haircut Tuesday before starting life at university.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Regional voices: Chubu
Mar 18, 2019
Aichi 5-year-old has waist-length hair shorn to help make wigs for sick kids
A 5-year-old girl from Aichi Prefecture decided to have her waist-length hair cut in January so it can be made into wigs for children who have suffered hair loss from cancer or other illnesses.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Nov 15, 2018
Model Anna Yuki hasn't just embraced her gray hair, she has embraced who she is
When in-demand mature-age model Anna Yuki reached her personal "do or dye" moment, she chose gray hair over the color bottle, and graceful aging over the pursuit of youth.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 5, 2018
Tokyo-backed institute and medicine firm developing alternative method to regrow hair
The government-backed research institute Riken and regenerative medicine firm Organ Technologies Inc. said Monday they will soon start animal testing of a newly developed method to culture hair follicles for transplantation.
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2017
Osaka surveys schools over hair-color rules after lawsuit
Around 80 percent of prefectural high schools in Osaka have requested students whose natural hair color is not black to confirm their original color, a Board of Education survey revealed.
Japan Times
Nov 20, 2017
Let's discuss school rules
A Japanese public high school has come under fire for its strict policy regarding the color of its students' hair.
Oct 27, 2017
Teen sues Osaka Prefectural Government for being forced to dye hair black to attend school
An 18-year-old teen has filed a suit seeking ¥2.2 million ($19,000) in damages from the Osaka Prefectural Government, alleging her public high school demanded that she dye her naturally brown hair black to continue attending classes.
Japan Times
Sep 2, 2017
Takamichi Saeki styles his own American dream
For Takamichi Saeki, the road to becoming a hair stylist and running a salon started out in the art world, working as a gallery assistant.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 6, 2016
Aichi man held for cutting woman's hair on commuter train
A 23-year-old man who allegedly cut the hair of a woman on a train in Aichi Prefecture was arrested Monday amid reports of about 30 similar cases.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 16, 2016
Hidden redhead gene may raise risk of skin cancer
Having genes that give you red hair, pale skin and freckles increases your risk of developing skin cancer as much as an extra 21 years' exposure to the sun, researchers said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 5, 2016
Age-linked hair loss caused by disappearing collagen, researchers say
A team of researchers, including Japanese scientists, has discovered the mechanism behind hair loss associated with aging, a finding that could pave the way for new ways to treat baldness.
Japan Times
Feb 2, 2015
Hair-care industry has anxious consumers coming and going
An underground health movement says over-shampooing leads to hair loss.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Sep 20, 2012
Today's J-blip: Gatsby Moving Rubber hair wax
Gatsby's new ad is certainly eye-catching, if not hair-raising.
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Sep 9, 2010
Japan's depilation revolution: Smooth skin is in for men
A variety of hair-removal products sprout up for men wanting smooth skin.
LIFE / Lifestyle / Japan Pulse
Jun 28, 2010
Japan by the numbers (06.28.10)
If you count the numbers, looks like some Japanese are having an identity crisis.
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2010
Hair restoration and the economics of great expectations
Reportedly 8 million men in Japan "worry" about thinning hair, which adds up to a lot of customers . . . and lab rats.
LIFE / Lifestyle / Japan Pulse
Feb 8, 2010
Japan by the numbers (02.08.10)
What's going on in Japan, by the numbers.


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