Monthly Archives: April 2016

Zenkyōtō gets the AKB48 makeover

The idol group AKB48 has made a music video for its new song, the folk-tinged “Tsubasa wa iranai” (literally, “wings aren’t needed”), as a pastiche of the 1960s-1970s campus strikes and student movement in Japan. There’s guitars, helmets, and placards … Continue reading

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About My Liberty: SEALDs 2015 documentary film about student activists released in May

The line between memorialising a movement or ossifying it as the past is a very fine one. A new documentary film chronicling the student activist group SEALDs is set for release on May 14th at Uplink, an arthouse cinema in … Continue reading

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