Don't you think that top female Japanese skaters have now a more "agressive" look relative to some years ago. I mean, remember the sober costumes, hair-cut and make up of Midori Ito, Yuka Sato and Yoshie Onda compared to the more sexy Miki, Mao, Shizuka and Fumie. Also the attitudes of those skaters are more flirting than their previous counterparts. Also compared to American skaters, who now tend to have a more sober or cute attitude and look both in competition and galas.
To make an OT example, I was in Rome some days ago and I was surprised on the beauty of young Japanese tourists. They were really
Some years ago they always had the same hair-do and were or pretty anonimous or too manga-ish.
What a change!