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Oct 12, 2018 06:47 English makeup culture Japan Japanese
In Japan, women are supposed to wear makeup.
Japanese people consider it as a part of their culture and few doubts whether it is reasonable or not.

One of my Japanese friends is allergic to cosmetics.
She feels ill when others around her wear cosmetics, not to mention wearing them herself.
She finally decided to leave Japan because she cannot endure the aspect of Japanese culture.

In my country, not so many people wear makeup.
If they do wear makeup, it is usually because of choice--not necessity.
Unlike Japan, If people say something like "Women should wear makeup", it is considered sex harassment or sex discrimination.

How about in your country?
Are women supposed to wear makeup?
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