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Japan Subculture Research Center

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

Salaryman in Japan

You wouldn’t expect The Japan Travel Bureau to put out the finest sociological treatise about the pathology and isolation of modern life in Japan, but here it is. It’s a…

Trains in a Dystopic Future

Tokyo Vice Featured on Australian ABC Radio International's "The Media Report"

So, where to start? Well let's begin with the Japanese mafia, the Yakuza, and the desire of one mob boss to terminate (with extreme prejudice) the career of an American-born…

Prostitution isn't just for Professionals anymore! How to find a high-paying job in Japan's Sex Industry.

In Japan, prostitution isn’t just for professionals anymore. The quasi-legal sex industry in Japan is estimated to be a multi-billion dollar market and all signs indicate that it continues to…

Welcome to the other side.

Welcome. This blog will help you find the latest information on the "other" Japan – that largely unknown to the foreign public. Topics such as organized crime (ヤクザ, the Yakuza)…