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New gachapon vending machine capsule toy range features miniature sweaters for water bottles

Move over water bottle panties, it’s time to dress up your drinks with a fashionable over-the-shoulder sweater that takes its styling cues from Beat Takeshi. 282 more words

Japan

Fireworks (1998)

An ex-cop tries to spend time with his dying wife during her final days, but a Yakuza loan shark refuses to leave him in peace. 127 more words

Film

Brother (2001)

When an uncompromising Yakuza leaves Japan to avoid igniting a gang war he joins his brother, a small time drug dealer in America, and shocks both his friends and enemies with his ruthless brutality. 146 more words

Film

Boiling Point (1990)

A slow-witted garage attendant travels to Okinawa to buy a gun when his friend gets into trouble with the local Yakuza.

Even by Kateshi Kitano’s understated standards, Boiling Point is a very ponderous affair. 167 more words

Film

Battle Royale (2000)

A Japan increasingly concerned with spiralling urban violence makes an example of troublesome teens by stranding them on a desert island and forcing them to fight to the death. 189 more words

Film