Cross Dressed Trending in Japan

Japan Cross Dressing Cross Dressed Trending in Japan

Perhaps if Gerard Butler was Japanese he might take up cross-dressing as a strategy for stay­ing youth­ful instead of appear­ing in L’Oreal ads. And if you think it might harm his action hero career it doesn’t appear to have held James Franco back — reportedly he’s been offered the role of Jason Bourne in the Bourne series, repla­cing Mutton Damon.

From last week’s Japan Times about the rise in pop­ular­ity of cross-dressing there — male and female:

He’s a 52-year-old med­ical doc­tor who goes by the name Ayaka Ogawa when liv­ing out his cross-dressing fantas­ies of being a woman in her mid-40s.

As you see from my (cross-dressing) age, I look young when I dis­guise myself as a woman,” the doc­tor, who only wanted to be iden­ti­fied as Ogawa, said in a recent tele­phone inter­view. “I feel good being told I look young.”

He takes care of his skin because he wants to keep being praised, and says he looks more youth­ful dur­ing his cross-dressing (“josou”) life.’

The piece tends to gloss over the MTF cross-dressing and con­cen­trates instead on the vari­ous reas­ons for the pop­ular­ity of the FTM vari­ety, which is, let’s face it, what usu­ally grabs people’s atten­tion. Besides, the slightly Beiber-esque FTM cross-dressers in the pic are over­shad­owed by the MTF’s headgear.

Tip: Daniela K