Tag - subculture



Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Apr 6, 2019
Getting to the bottom of Chicano subculture coverage on Japan
Over the past month and a half, a number of Western media outlets have revisited a topic that has long been a hit for online publications.
Japan Times
Jul 25, 2016
Despite challenges, young Cubans being drawn into world of anime, manga
Cuba may be one of the world's least connected countries but that is not stopping the Japanese subculture of animated movies, manga comics and video games from spreading feverishly among its youth.
Japan Times
Feb 2, 2016
Nakano Broadway marks 50 years, now known as a center for Japanese cultural memorabilia
Nakano Broadway turns 50 this year. The shopping complex in Tokyo's busy Nakano district remains popular with enthusiasts of pop culture, boasting dozens of manga, anime and collectors' shops.
Japan Times
Jul 19, 2014
Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential
"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 fall and rise of disgraced AKB48 member Rino Sashihara, who was demoted to another idol pop group in Fukuoka after a tabloid published an interview with a guy claiming to be her ex-boyfriend. Fortunately for Sasshi, as she is affectionately called, the scandal only helped generate extra publicity, and the following year she was voted the most popular member of all the AKB spinoff groups in their annual election.
Japan Times
Apr 18, 2013
'Sayonara Speed Tribes': Documentary chronicles disappearing world of bosozoku
Once a symbol of a burgeoning postwar counterculture, the bōsōzoku are fading. Gone are the days when gangs of bikers would zoom through neighborhoods with daredevil temerity.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves