Stay punk!! Stay free!! Subcultural identity, resistance and Covid-19 in northern Japan

  title={Stay punk!! Stay free!! Subcultural identity, resistance and Covid-19 in northern Japan},
  author={James D. Letson},
Punks have been a feature of subcultural scenes in Japan since as early as 1977 One of the main hubs of punk and hardcore activity outside of Tokyo is Sapporo, where an eclectic mix of both domestic and international influences has informed the growth and maintenance of a broad and inclusive community Here, 'punk' and 'hardcore', rather than being seen as different, are considered to be just two points on a wide spectrum of 'punkness' In a country often described as culturally conservative… 

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