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  1. Underwear and shame in Japan

    Society Underwear and shame in Japan

    Nihonbashi, Tokyo, December 16, 1932, around 9:15 am: a massive fire breaks out on the fourth floor of Shirokiya, a famous department store. It enters the annals of history as the infamous “Shirokiya department store (白木屋百貨店) fire disaster”. The Shirokiya was a high-rise building with eight...