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Sumo East and West

by Ferne Pearlstein and Robert Edwards

One of Japan’s most time-honored and insular traditions, sumo wrestling offers an earthshaking window into the cultural collision of East and West, as worldwide interest grows and increasing numbers of foreigners rise to the top professional ranks.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

Young Yakuza

by Jean Pierre Limosin and Christian Baute

When a troubled young man rejects school, jobs, and family, his desperate mother decides to take one last chance to save him — by handing him over to the Japanese mafia for one year and letting him choose his own path.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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