Author Archives: William Andrews

Reflecting on the legacy of Fusako Shigenobu

While my publications here have been less than minimal these past months, I have published work elsewhere. I recently contributed two articles on the legacy of Fusako Shigenobu, the former leader of the Japanese Red Army who was finally released … Continue reading

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The Kumano Festival clock tower occupation and the hauntology of Kyoto University

Hickory, dickory, dock, The mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck one. The mouse ran down. Hickory, dickory, dock. Boys and girls come out to play, The moon doth shine as bright as day. Leave your supper and leave … Continue reading

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Zengakuren wins lawsuit against Tokyo Metropolitan Police for assaulting activists

Zengakuren, the network of student groups affiliated with the far-left Chūkaku-ha (Central Core Faction), has won its long-running lawsuit against the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Metropolitan Police after members of the public security bureau assaulted activists arriving for a … Continue reading

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East Asia Anti-Japan Armed Front documentary screening cancelled due to ultra-nationalist pressure

A cinema in Kanagawa Prefecture has called off the screenings of Searching for the Wolf (Ōkami o sagashite) scheduled for May due to pressure from ultra-nationalists. In a statement released 4 May, the operator of Atsugi Cinema Kiki said that … Continue reading

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Two new documentaries about events that bookend Japan’s Long Sixties

Two new documentaries released in Japan this spring explore events and movements that effectively bookend Japan’s Long Sixties. Showing from 27 March, Searching for the Wolf (Ōkami o sagashite) deals with the East Asia Anti-Japan Armed Front (Higashi Ajia Hannichi … Continue reading

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