These days anorexia among young women is a big issue in Japan. On the other hand, obesity is a big issue in the USA.
In 1981 the number of anorexic women in Japan was 12.6% , and in 2009 it was 22.3%! Most were 20-29 years old. In Japan, they generally want to be like a model or TV actress. I think they feel great pressure to be thin.
In 1980 the rate of larger women in the USA was 17%, and in 2009, it was 39%! In the USA, they aren’t ashamed of fatness.
I think it’s related to the way of thinking and the way of life.
How do you feel about this issue?