IT Media, a popular IT news site here in Japan, has a long article profiling a young woman company president. I haven’t read the whole thing but the main point of the article is that she looks like a Shibuya Gyaru but is actually a company president. (Makes me think of some psychedelic Japanese SuperFriends show where you have all these stereotypes like SuperGyaru, SuperOyaji, SuperKyouikumama…ok need coffee.)
★☆ギャルの革命☆★ [the blog in question- only 5 months old]
My Japanese blogger friends tell me that they don’t take this girl seriously and she’s merely using a weblog to promote herself and her company. But that’s sort of what blogs are great for, so I don’t see the problem.
I do think it’s strange that IT Media did a profile on her, however. It seems to cross the line of news/PR, but that’s par for the course in Japanese news. The line between PR and news is very grey here.