The new year 2006 brings new predictions of what's hot and what's not from the Asahi Geino, courtesy of the Daily Mainichi's Wai-Wai. Among the predictions- butts replace breasts as a focus in pin-ups, ramen noodles are going to be at the forefront of a price war and Japan's safety is not as sure as it once was.
While these predictions can be taken with a large grain of salt, every once in a while they do stand the test of time. Read the whole thing. Now if only Oprah could do that for the United States. I would love to know what is going to be hot next year in advance. It would greatly simplify my investment strategy!