Monthly Archives: July 2016

Dissenting Japan: Out Now

After nearly five years of work, out it slipped: Dissenting Japan: A History of Japanese Radicalism and Counterculture, from 1945 to Fukushima went quietly on to release at the start of this month. Somewhat in contrast to the numerous episodes … Continue reading

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A curious allergy? Backlash against Aki Okuda at Fuji Rock reveals misunderstanding of political music in Japan

Fuji Rock, one of Japan’s premier music festivals, takes place in Yuzawa, Niigata, from July 22nd to July 24th. This year, Aki Okuda, the de facto leader of soon-to-disband student group SEALDs, was invited to speak at a satellite event … Continue reading

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