Cult of Girls

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Sharon Kinsella explores the Japanese 'cult of girls'.

Ranging from the surprising role of schoolgirls in Japanese culture to an unusual encounter with an intriguing figure in the Japanese men's movement, Sharon undermines the idea of a playful Japanese popular culture. Having studied Japan for 15 years, she describes how the almost warlike state of male-female relations instead plays out in unexpected ways.

Introduced by Kamin Mohammadi.

Producer: Giles Edwards.

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15 minutes

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Sun 2 Mar 2014 05:45

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