What's really so different about dating with a Japanese guy? 7 Things that shocked a Korean girl. Pairs is more popular than Tinder in Japan, especially with. Go is a 2001 coming-of-age movie, directed by Isao Yukisada, based on Kazuki Kaneshiro's novel of the same title, which tells the story of a Japanese-born North Korean teenager Sugihara (Kubozuka Yōsuke) and a prejudiced Japanese girl Tsubaki Sakurai (Kō Shibasaki) whom he falls for. When Sugihara decided to leave Korean schools for a Japanese high school.