The first Japanese woman to grace the cover of Vogue Nippon in seven years is Tao Okamodo, who appears in the latest issue of the fashion magazine.

It is a big step forward for Vogue Nippon and it’s good to see them finally using one of their own country women as a cover model. The Tao Okamodo Vogue Nippon cover, and the spread inside the magazine, display a series of powerful photographs where the Japanese model shines.