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Japan Subculture Research Center

A guide to the Japanese underworld, Japanese pop-culture, yakuza and everything dark under the sun.

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    In Ichigatsuno Koeni Yorokobiwo Kizame (International title: Voice), a young woman named Reiko (Atsuko Maeda) professes to her boyfriend-for-hire that she had been sexually abused as a child. Reiko had been six years old when it happened and she still finds it hard to talk about the incident. “Because of what happened to me…I thought I could never…


  • The Evaporated: 神隠し(かみかくし)Gone with the Gods –On Air now

    The Evaporated: 神隠し(かみかくし)Gone with the Gods –On Air now

    People have a habit of vanishing in Japan—even hundreds of years ago, it happened often enough that myths were created to explain these sudden disappearances. 神隠し (kamikakushi)–to be hidden by the gods. Even now, every year over 80,000 people are reported missing. And that may be the tip of the iceberg–because only family members can…


  • You Don’t Truly Know Nagano Until You Visit These 5 Spots

    You Don’t Truly Know Nagano Until You Visit These 5 Spots

    Nature’s canvas, landscapes shaped by mountain breezes – these 5 spots in Nagano prefecture will steal your heart in no time!


  • Creators behind The Walking Dead launch Japanese content division

    Creators behind The Walking Dead launch Japanese content division

    Skybound Japan’s inaugural project, in collaboration with Fuji TV, is Heart Attack, an electrifying sci-fi television series based on the Skybound original graphic novel series by Shawn Kittelsen (Injustice 2, Mortal Kombat) and Eric Zawadzki (House of El). Set in a post-pandemic world where gene therapy has saved humanity from disease but spawned individuals with…