Since 2013, Japan's extreme-right racist group has organized more than 1000 hate speeches around the nation. A schoolteacher, a deliveryman, a politician, an architect, and other ordinary citizens form a coalition to ‘counter’ the racist group, calling for the awakening of Japanese conscience. Spearheading the civic group, our problematic protagonist Takahashi, a former mid-level Yakuza boss is reborn, determined to fight against racism and discrimination.
“Kill every Korean, good or bad,” calls a junior high school student on the street. Hate speech, which is speech disparaging a racial, sexual, or ethnic group or a member of such a group, is made at the heart of Japan every day. On the other side, there are protesters against the hate speakers. They occupy the streets to block the march of racist demonstration. The reality of both countries’ societies turning rightists after passing the era of high economic growth. Looking into the struggling civil societies opposing this, we bring forth a serious question: “what society do we really live in and where is the value of these societies?