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PART II A killer uses shibari to enact revenge on her oppressors in Japan. High-profile, conservative-minded people in Fukuoka, Japan are getting…
Qin, a young Confucius in the making, struggles with self-discovery in his village, Kyosei. Living among a compassionate people and raw nature, he…
Hana blooms in a world that doesn't accept her as a person. Disenfranchised by the barriers of race and gender in Japan, she joins a rebellious…
“The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.” This saying is a popular cultural norm in Japan. Harmony through conformity determines behavior in Japan. If you are seen threatening this conformity, you are seen as the “nail that sticks out” and society will do what it can to hammer you down. Schools in Japan hammer […]
Wednesday Campanella uses the similarity of ofurro (bath) and diaburo (Diablo) to wax lyrical in this video. Actually, most of the lyrics are senseless. Mostly fancy wordplay strung together, she plays with abstract images and leads you down an unknown road. Yet, her unique voice and hip-hop style of riding the beat, combined with a […]
In preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Japan is beefing up their artificial intelligence scene. The video here shows a hotel in Nagasaki that is run entirely by Japanese robots. Of course, there are human staff present in case of emergencies (read: robot takeover), but most of the time programmed voices will greet you. Most of […]