ヤクザ映画とヤクザ雑誌 - Yakuza Showbiz
Media Works, the film production company founded by Hoyu Yamamoto, specializes in producing Yakuza movies, almost all of which are based on true events. They produce dozens of movies a year, making up 80% of all Yakuza films put out each year.
Unfortunately for them, the Gang Expulsion Laws were passed 2 years ago in an effort to prevent Japanese entities from working with the Yakuza, thus putting Media Works in a difficult position as they rely highly on authentic Yakuza stories. Kunihiko Shinoda, chief editor of the magazine Document faces similar challenges. We decided to go out and find out how they deal with their new circumstances.