Monthly Archives: Oct 2014

“Revolutionary Army” claims responsibility for rocket attack in Saitama suburb

Japan received a blast from the past, almost literally, on October 20th, when residents in Kawaguchi City, a suburb of Tokyo in Saitama Prefecture, were awoken by a loud sound in the early hours of the morning. “I thought a … Continue reading

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1969 Shinjuku Nishiguchi Chika Hiroba: Shinjuku Station West Exit Underground Plaza and the Anti-War “Folk Guerrillas”

If we ignore all the labyrinthine offshoots — the extra stations, the spirals of connecting underground arcades — Shinjuku Station is surprisingly simple: two main gates, one on the east leading into the major commercial district, and the other on … Continue reading

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Sekigun-ha Red Army Faction Yodogō Group hijackers launch Twitter account

It had to happen one day. The so-called Yodogō Group, the Sekigun-ha (Red Army Faction) radicals now living in North Korea since they carried off Japan’s first hijacking in 1970, are now on Twitter. Well, kind of. They have only … Continue reading

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