Was once told by a Japanese company to shave my beard because only criminals wear beards, that is the image in Japan she told me. But I don't think I've ever seen a mugshot on the Japanese news of a criminal with a beard, except for that Aum nutcase. Japanese men are the only East Asians with beard and mustache. They look mature, cool and handsome than Other Asian men. But they are weird, strange in a cool way.
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Asians and beards. The uneasy relationship that many Asian men have with facial hair is well-documented. Online forums show Asian or Asian American men reaching out to their digital and bearded peers confessing their inability to grow a beard. Reddit threads return to the same question, posed sometimes by Asian men themselves but more often by the uninformed and the curious: Can Asian men grow facial hair? Of course, anyone who bothers to look deeper, or even does a quick Google search of images, will find the answer to that question is obvious.
Why do so few Japanese men have beards or mustaches?
Not being able to cultivate a grass grin is a problem many men face, not just Asians. And these days, facial hair is a symbol of machoness more than ever. The men in the study ranked full beards at the top of the food chain, and the aforementioned ten-day beardos right after. Meanwhile, Asians with facial hair are enough of a modern-day novelty that there is an entire website dedicated to documenting them.
I always knew beards were popular. In fact, it was like the rite of passage to becoming a man in New York was having chin fur. It was eye-opening to see so many varieties of beards throughout New York City. It was as if they all dressed like the tribes they belonged to. There were the closely cut, neatly trimmed beards in Midtown.