Tag: Sempai

Musings: The Sempai/Kohai Relationship

I first came across this concept in the 1993 Michael Crichton film, Rising Sun, starring Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes. In the film, we see the informal relationship between the sempai (senior), Connery and his kohai (junior), Snipes, as they try to solve a murder. The sempai/kohai relationship is an integral part of Japanese culture, …

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