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TOKYO FASHION EXPRESS

Discover Japan's hottest fashion trends as TFX takes you behind the scenes to meet with Japan's leading designers and creators.

Aki Shibuya

Aki Shibuya was born in Japan but spent most of her school days in New York. After returning to Japan with a degree in Politics and East Asian Studies from Smith College, she built a career as a radio and television personality. Her ongoing radio show on FM Yokohama is in its 10th year. For the past two years she has been hosting Tokyo Fashion Express on NHK World. While she pursues her passion for dance, she also aspires to share her insights about Japan with the rest of the world.

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ON AIR SCHEDULE (UTC)

Mon.15:30 - 16:00
21:30 - 22:00
Tue.3:30 - 4:00
9:30 - 10:00

Sep. 29, Mon.

NIPPON STYLE:
Kumiko Takano: Editor in chief of ACROSS, a magazine that collects research data on Tokyo Street Fashion

For 34 years ACROSS has been researching fashion trends using the fixed-point observation method. Observed data has been collected from 3 fixed points in Shibuya, Harajuku and Shinjuku on the 1st Saturday of every month since August of 1980. Kumiko Takano has been editor in chief since 1992. She observes, counts, photographs and interviews people-on the street. Then, she transcribes the information into numerical data and analyzes it to see how far a particular trend will spread. "Body conscious", "Lolita" and "Karasu-zoku (young people dressed in black)" were some of the trends she has spotted.

  • This week Aki Shibuya shadows Takano and learns the fixed observation method and how the ACROSS staff evaluates the implications of the collected research. It's all about people watching!
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