Monthly Archives: August 2016

Anti-nuclear power protest tents forcibly removed from outside ministry

Yesterday I wrote a long-ish post about last weekend’s attack on the anti-nuclear power protest tents that have occupied a corner of land outside the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in Kasumigaseki since 2011. I included some of … Continue reading

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Anti-nuclear power protest tents in Tokyo attacked by far-right group

On August 14th, members of Japan’s ultra Right targeted the anti-nuclear power protest tents that have stood for nearly five years outside the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in Kasumigaseki, the government district in central Tokyo. The “attack”, … Continue reading

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What is it like to be a far-left student activist in Japan?

Back in the bad old days of 2014 I wrote a piece on the Hōsei University student movement for The Japan Times. I had to deal with some skepticism on the part of the editors, due to some extent to … Continue reading

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