CONOR FAIRTLOUGH WRITES– In Japan, the Yakuza (Japanese gangsters) has been popularized in movies and television shows. And why wouldn’t it be? The full body tattoo art, gang fights over territory, and iconic images of fingers being cut off for those who “fail” their Bosses. The hype is something that…Full Article JAPAN: Decrease in Yakuza Numbers?
CONOR FAIRTLOUGH WRITES — You’ve probably never seen the Japanese animation “Kimi no Nawa” (Your Name), but if you are a film critic, chances are you haven’t stopped hearing about it. The 2016 feature, directed by Makoto Shinkai, is not only currently the highest grossing anime and Japanese film, but…Full Article JAPAN: Is the ‘Western Viewpoint’ of Japanese Film, Kimi no Nawa, white-washing?
CONOR FAIRTLOUGH WRITES — Felix Kjellberg, more commonly known by his youtube name “Pewdiepie,” has sat atop the most subscribed Youtube Channel since 2013. His is, in fact, the world’s most watched channel. With over 60 billion views, Kjellberg’s channel had, as of February, over 83 million subscribers. However, a new…Full Article Media: The Account set to dethrone the King of Youtube, is someone you have never heard of