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1 Junichiro Koizumi’s Hair: Perm or Natural? Chris Burgess: Research Presentation

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3 1. Introduction/Background Name: Junichiro Koizumi ( 小泉 純一郎 ) Born January 8, 1942 Economic reformer Served as PM of Japan (LDP) from 2001 to Only Prime Minister to have served more than five years in office since 1982!

4 OUTLINE 2)Defining Terms 3)Evidence for perm 4)Evidence for natural 5)Analysing the Evidence 6)Conclusion/Future Research

5 2. Defining Terms Perm ( パーマ ) “a hairstyle produced by treatment with heat, chemicals etc. which gives long- lasting waves, curls, or other shaping” (Oxford Dictionary 1996:878)

6 2. Defining Terms Perm ( パーマ ) “a hairstyle produced by treatment with heat, chemicals etc. which gives long- lasting waves, curls, or other shaping” (Oxford Dictionary 1996:878)

7 2. Defining Terms Perm ( パーマ ) “a hairstyle produced by treatment with heat, chemicals etc. which gives long- lasting waves, curls, or other shaping” (Oxford Dictionary 1996:878)

8 OUTLINE 2)Defining Terms 3)Evidence for perm 4)Evidence for natural 5)Analysing the Evidence 6)Conclusion/Future Research

9 3) Evidence for Perm 3.1)Visual presence of waves and curls 3.2)‘Lion’ nickname ( ししろ・ライオンキ ング ) 3.3)Ex-wife’s comments…

10 3.1 Visual Presence: “waves, curls or other shaping” Perm ( パーマ ) “a hairstyle produced by treatment with heat, chemicals etc. which gives long- lasting waves, curls, or other shaping”)

11 3.2 ‘Lion’Nickname Perm ( パーマ ) “a hairstyle produced by treatment with heat, chemicals etc. which gives long- lasting waves, curls, or other shaping”)

12 “Junichiro’s hair always used to be a mess in the morning, so I encouraged him to have a perm. It is thanks to my advice that he, not Hashimoto, became Prime Minister.” (quoted in Yomiuri Shimbun, p. 8) 3.3 Ex-wife’s comments

13 OUTLINE 2)Defining Terms 3)Evidence for perm 4)Evidence for natural 5)Analysing the Evidence 6)Conclusion/Future Research

14 4) Evidence for Natural 4.1)Picture as a high school student 4.2)Quote from hair dresser 4.3)Data on male perms in Japan

15 4.1 Picture as a high school student

16 Perm ( パーマ ) “a hairstyle produced by treatment with heat, chemicals etc. which gives long- lasting waves, curls, or other shaping”)

17 4.2 Quote from Hairdresser “He comes to my shop once a month. I don’t add any chemicals or do anything to his hair. It’s just natural!” Teruo Nakagomi, personal interview Perm ( パーマ ) “a hairstyle produced by treatment with heat, chemicals etc. which gives long- lasting waves, curls, or other shaping”)

18 4.3 Data on Male Perms in Japan

19 Figure 1: % of Men with Perms in Japan, Italy, Korea, Kenya, & US (2003) SOURCE: Japan Hair Association (2004: 56) f

20 OUTLINE 2)Defining Terms 3)Evidence for perm 4)Evidence for natural 5)Analysing the Evidence 6)Conclusion/Future Research

21 Analysing the Evidence 3.1)Visual presence –Just looking like a perm is not enough Perm Perm ( パーマ ) “a hairstyle produced by treatment with heat, chemicals etc. which gives long- lasting waves, curls, or other shaping”)

22 Analysing the Evidence 3.1)Visual presence –Just looking like a perm is not enough 3.2)Nickname –Name does not necessarily prove anything Perm

23 Analysing the Evidence 3.1)Visual presence –Just looking like a perm is not enough 3.2)Nickname –Name does not necessarily prove anything 3.3)Ex-wife’s comments Perm

24 “Junichiro’s hair always used to be a mess in the morning, so I encouraged him to have a perm. It is thanks to my advice that he, not Hashimoto, became Prime Minister.” (quoted in Yomiuri Shimbun, p. 8)

25 Analysing the Evidence 3.1)Visual presence –Just looking like a perm is not enough 3.2)Nickname –Name does not necessarily prove anything 3.3)Ex-wife’s comments –Biased/personal vendetta? Perm

26 Analysing the Evidence 4.1)High-school picture –Convincing: the camera doesn’t lie… Natural

27 Analysing the Evidence 4.1)High-school picture –Convincing: the camera doesn’t lie… 4.2)Quote from hairdresser Natural

28 “He comes to my shop once a month. I don’t add any chemicals or do anything to his hair. It’s just natural!” Teruo Nakagomi, personal interview

29 Analysing the Evidence 4.1)High-school picture –Convincing: the camera doesn’t lie… 4.2)Quote from hairdresser –Trustworthy source, recent interview Natural

30 Analysing the Evidence 4.1)High-school picture –Convincing: the camera doesn’t lie… 4.2)Quote from hairdresser –Trustworthy source, recent interview 4.3)Data on Japanese men with perms Natural

31 Figure 1: Japanese Men with Perms (%) 2003 SOURCE: Japan Hair Association (2004: 56)

32 Analysing the Evidence 4.1)High-school picture –Convincing: the camera doesn’t lie… 4.2)Quote from hairdresser –Trustworthy source 4.3)Data on Japanese men with perms –Suggestive but not conclusive evidence Natural

33 OUTLINE 2)Defining Terms 3)Evidence for perm 4)Evidence for natural 5)Analysing the Evidence 6)Conclusion/Future Research

34 Perm or Natural? The Answer is…. Natural

35 Future Research Is there any connection between length of hair and political success? 1 year 5 years

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37 OUTLINE 2)Defining Terms 3)Evidence for perm 4)Evidence for natural 5)Analysing the Evidence 6)Conclusion/Future Research

38 Junichiro Koizumi’s Hair: Perm or Natural? Chris Burgess: Research Presentation


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