Monthly Archives: August 2018

Activists in Japan protest Olympics-focused Israeli arms trade fair held near Tokyo

Anti-Olympics campaigners and other activists gathered yesterday just outside Tokyo to protest against the opening of an Israeli arms and military expo. ISDEF is Israel’s largest international defence and homeland security exhibition. It is happening in Japan at Todoroki Arena … Continue reading

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Anti-government monk group JKS47 protests nuclear power with monthly prayer rituals in Kasumigaseki

It should be obvious to all that Premium Friday, that ill-named and ill-begotten government gimmick to encourage workers to leave their jobs early on the final Friday of the month, has utterly failed when even the (no doubt overworked and … Continue reading

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Shinjuku Station West Gate: Reclaiming Tokyo’s banned plaza as a political space

Over the years I have continued to gravitate back towards the Shinjuku Station West Gate (Nishiguchi) protests, which I believe to be one of the most important yet little-known social movements in Tokyo today. Every Saturday from 5pm to 7pm, … Continue reading

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