FEATURE: Miniseries "HodoBuzz" explores dark side of Japan's media industry

Sexism, harassment, a web of codependent relationships that hamper reporting — the Japanese media industry is fraught with issues that are often skirted around or left under the carpet. But a team of three New York-based Japanese creators is hoping to change that. Calling themselves Derrrrruq!!! — a name derived from the phrase “the nail that sticks out,” which always gets hammered down in the Japanese proverb — the trio last February released “HodoBuzz,” a bold six-episode miniseries that shines a spotlight on all the above issues. “We wanted to create something new and powerful in a way p…

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