Monthly Archives: January 2017

Police arrest anti-nuclear power activists for hiring vehicle, Kasumigaseki arson

Three Japanese anti-nuclear power activists have been arrested for transporting people in a station wagon or minivan-style vehicle to a protest in Fukushima. On January 18th, the trio — aged from their fifties to seventies — were arrested by Saitama … Continue reading

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Identity of head of Kakumaru-ha (Revolutionary Marxist Faction) discovered by police

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and Kanagawa police have apparently discovered the real name and registered address of the head of far-left political group Kakumaru-ha (Revolutionary Marxist Faction). If true, it would be the first time that the actual identity … Continue reading

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SEALDs becomes pastiche in “Food Party” TV commercial for Sapporo beer

You know you’ve genuinely cemented a place in popular culture when you spawn a TV parody, though perhaps there can be no cheaper a spoof than one mustered up by the folk behind the ubiquitous commercials in Japan’s competitive beer … Continue reading

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