RANGOON, Burma — Korean soap operas aired day and night on state-run television stations in this military dictatorship are changing the way young women dress.

Pastel-colored spandex tops with deep-cut necks, as well as jeans, are gradually replacing the traditional longyis, or sarongs of almost two yards of cotton wrapped around the waist and brushing the top of the universally worn velvet flip-flops.

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