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Japan’s Indelible Art

On October 2, 2011 By

CULTURE
REVIEW BY DUSTIN LEAVITT

Traditional Japanese tattooing is one of Japan’s high arts and is widely recognized by the rest of the world as the pinnacle of the craft, though its virtues are widely denied in its native land.

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The Way of the Yakuza

On April 17, 2011 By

SOCIETY
BY JACOB RAZ

During my first interviews, O-oyabun was particularly eager to talk about ideology: The ‘Way of the Yakuza,’ ‘violating the law’ or ‘doing wrong things.’

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