Japan: A Story of Love and Hate

“The most eye-opening depiction of modern Japan I’ve ever seen.” Paul Whitelaw, The Scotsman

Japan is the world's second richest country, but 56 year old Naoki lost it all, home, family, business, in the Japanese economic meltdown in the 1990's. Now he works as a part-time postman, while he and his girlfriend Yoshie, try to survive as a new breed: 'Japanese working poor'. Award-winning documentary, directed by Sean McAllister. Produced and co-edited by Johnny Burke.


YIDFF, Yamagata, Japan 2009 – Winner Special Prize + Citizen’s Prize.

The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival, Volda, Norway 2009 – Best International Documentary.

Nodo Doc Fest, Trieste, Italy 2009 – Special Jury Prize.

Ismailia International Festival for Documentary Films, Giza, Egypt 2009 – Best Documentary.