Japanese street fashion refers to a number of styles of contemporary modern clothing in Japan. Created from a mix of both local and foreign fashion brands, Japanese street fashions tend to have their own distinctive style, with some considered to be extreme and avant-garde , with similarities to the haute couture styles seen on European catwalks. Though extremely popular in the s and early s, many trends experienced a downturn in popularity in the later s and onwards; the rise and fall of many of these trends had been chronicled by Shoichi Aoki since in the fashion magazine Fruits , which was a notable magazine for the promotion of street fashion in Japan. In , Japanese hip-hop , which had long been present among underground Tokyo's club scene, influenced the mainstream fashion industry. Though the styles have changed over the years, street fashion is still prominent in Tokyo today.
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The first Japanese immigrants arrived in Brazil in Brazil is home to the largest Japanese population outside Japan. Between the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries, coffee was the main export product of Brazil. At first, Brazilian farmers used African slave labour in the coffee plantations , but in , the slave trade was abolished in Brazil. To solve the labour shortage , the Brazilian elite decided to attract European immigrants to work on the coffee plantations. This was also consistent with the government's push towards "whitening" the country. The hope was that through procreation the large African and Native American groups would be eliminated or reduced.
Elementary school teacher Mary Kay Letourneau became infamous in February when it was learned that she had a sexual affair with Vili Fualaau , a year-old boy in the class she taught. After serving 80 days of a seven-year sentence, Letourneau was released on parole and was promptly caught with Fualaau again and sent to prison for her full term. Upon her release, the two married in , having had two children as well.