Monthly Archives: June 2015

Man kills himself by self-immolation on JR Shinkansen train

Political motives suspected as man sets himself on fire while the bullet train was travelling on the Tokaido line to Osaka. Continue reading

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“What’s the difference between protesting or stealing?” Some Theatre Responses to Anpo 1960

Two plays written in the wake of the 1960 Anpo protest movement. Continue reading

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Visiting a Japanese Village in North Korea

Examining the fate of Japan’s most famous hijackers and where they are today. Continue reading

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Chūkaku-ha base raided by police on suspicion of links to non-profit organisation, alleged benefit fraud

Police have carried out a raid on Zenshinsha, the Chūkaku-ha base in Tokyo, in connection with an investigation into a non-profit organisation (NPO) alleged to have falsely received benefits. Continue reading

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Arrest warrant issued for Japanese Christian over oil vandalism at shrines and temples in Nara, Kyoto and Chiba

A rare case of Christian religious fanaticism in Japan. Continue reading

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