Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential

Jul 19, 2014

Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential

by Elliott Samuels

“Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential” was first published in 2010, offering readers a rare insight into a growing global fascination with the image of the Japanese schoolgirl. This revised edition features eight new sections that focus on developments on the subject, including an analysis of the ...

Documentary chronicles disappearing world of 'bosozoku'

Apr 18, 2013

Documentary chronicles disappearing world of 'bosozoku'

by Tomohiro Osaki

Once a symbol of a burgeoning postwar counterculture, the “bosozoku” are fading. Gone are the days when gangs of bikers would zoom through neighborhoods with daredevil temerity. According to the latest National Police Agency report, the number of recognized bosozoku members nationwide, which peaked ...