Teenage Japanese Killers

In Japan, one of the most peaceful countries in the world times are now changing. A succession of horrific brutal murders have shocked the nation, murders not committed by hardened criminals or the secretive Japanese mafia but instead by middle class teenagers with no criminal record, they are just killing indiscriminately.

This film sets out to explore the issue at hand, attempting to understand why and how this once peaceful society is now producing a class of young, violent killers and why it is that the police haven’t been able to do very much to prevent this increase in crime.

Through interviews with several of these young killers themselves and the families of victims this documentary provides us with an extremely fascinating insight into 21st century Japanese culture, all whilst attempting to make sense of this strangeness.

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