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Japan’s Otokonoko cross-dressing culture challenges gender norms

By France24
17 January 2024   |   3:04 am
Today’s Focus report takes us to Japan where we take a deep dive into the Otokonoko subculture. Born from the world of mangas in the early 2000s, Otokonokos are usually men who dress in feminine clothing for entertainment – much like drag culture. It’s not a completely new phenomenon however, as cross dressing in Japan dates back three centuries.

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