I've shared it on Jezebel before, but the sad reality is that one of the Harajuku girls was pleased with being able to get a paycheck as a dancer BECAUSE she was Asian. She knew she was being reduced to a stereotype by it, but was grateful to actually get paid for a dancing gig. » 12/08/14 2:20pm 12/08/14 2:20pm

My dad was one of the their party photographers in the early 70s. All of his negatives are locked in a vault, and now I wonder if there's a reason besides film preservation. After all, he was on the federal government's payroll for that job. Not Playboy's. » 12/08/14 1:58pm 12/08/14 1:58pm