Users generally post anonymously, with the most recent posts appearing above the rest. Registration is not possible except for staff. Launched on October 1, , the site was modeled on Japanese imageboards, particularly Futaba Channel. The site has been linked to Internet subcultures and activism groups, most notably Anonymous , the alt-right and Project Chanology. The site's anonymous community and culture have often provoked media attention. The Guardian once summarized the 4chan community as "lunatic, juvenile
Horie was not the last person to pay the price after all. In June, public prosecutors arrested Yoshiaki Murakami, the founder of a high-flying investment fund who had been considered a different breed of investor from Horie due to his elite background, including a stint as a career bureaucrat. Ironically, Murakami was arrested on suspicion of insider trading on the basis of confessions made by Horie and his associates to prosecutors. For a long time, Japanese have prided themselves on working by the sweat of their brow. Traditionally, they have valued manufacturing skills. At least through the mids, many high school students with excellent scholastic records went on to college to major in science and technology. Those engineers were heroes engaged in dangerous work to build infrastructure for power generation that would benefit the public.
In other words, Japan is once again swept up by baseball fever. The reason for their popularity is not only because of their skill, but also for their unbelievably well-mannered conduct off of the field. Introducing the team that has now become known as the most polite high school baseball team in all of Japan. The team is famous throughout their home prefecture for their good manners and considerate use of sports equipment. Hometown fans posted anecdotes online about how if you run into them during practice, the team members will stop jogging to remove their hats and bow in greeting.
The event made the national news. Boys donned plaid skirts and ribbons, and girls wore slacks and neckties. The point was to allow students the freedom to separate themselves from predetermined notions of manliness and femininity. In Japanese high schools and junior high schools, the male and female students typically have different uniforms.