Monthly Archives: Jun 2016

Some thoughts on the SEALDs documentary “About My Liberty”

Although released originally in May, it is timely to catch About My Liberty: SEALDs 2015 now while it continues to play (with English subtitles) at Uplink in Shibuya. Alongside Shimin Rengō (Civil Alliance for Peace and Constitutionalism) and the opposition … Continue reading

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Funding campaign launched for documentary “The Fall of Icarus”, sequel to “The Wages of Resistance: Narita Stories”

The co-director of The Wages of Resistance: Narita Stories, the 2014 documentary about the anti-Narita Airport protest movement, has launched a fundraising campaign to complete work on a follow-up film. Haruhiko Daishima is hoping to raise ¥3 million for The … Continue reading

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Go! Go! Second Time Gaijin: A mockumentary about Japanese ultra-nationalists

A gaijin uyoku?! Surely a contradiction in terms, right? (That is, unless you believe the rumours that the ranks of ultra-nationalist groups are actually filled with Japanese of Korean descent.) But Go! Go! Second Time Gaijin is about just that: … Continue reading

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