Japanese model Anne, daughter of actor Ken Watanabe, appears in a 2007 Chanel show in Tokyo. Anne has carved out a niche for herself writing and speaking about history and history buffs.
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April 13, 2010 Japan's reki-jo, or "history girls," love learning about shoguns' castles and samurai battles, and they idolize historical figures like rock stars. Some observers believe this is more than just a trend: The reki-jo subculture signals a kind of empowerment.
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