Fiery showdown on the streets of Japan Former Yakuza Takahashi is reborn, determined to fight against the Japanese racist group
In Japan, hate speech has gained significant public attention in recent years, even being elected as the most popular term in 2013 because of the hate speech rallies led by extreme rightists. One of the leading right-wing groups is Zaitokukai, meaning the “Association of Citizens Against the Special Privileges of the Zainichi Japanese”. Against them, there are also groups who oppose all sorts of discrimination in Japan. These anti-hate speech protestors are called “Counters.” This film features a group of Counters named the Otoko-Gumi, who clash against the Zaitokukai regularly by using the special talents of their unique members
He has been working as a documentary director after graduated Osaka University and worked at NHK International Broadcasting. He directed a documentary A Crybaby Boxing Club in 2014.