Juvenile delinquency. Intersexuality. Terminal-illness treatment. These are the kinds of social issues theater troupe Fukinkobo has fearlessly tackled over the years, giving it a reputation for having the courage of its convictions to spotlight the predicament of people with marginalized social status.

This time around, Fukinkobo will address one of the touchiest political topics of late: nationalism. It comes at a time when Japan has seen a groundswell of nationalism following its territorial spats with neighboring countries and the re-election of hawkish Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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