Tag Archives: Dogakukai

Kumano Dormitory students occupy Kyoto University clock tower hall roof

Life spent monitoring Japanese radicalism and counterculture would be dull if there weren’t high jinks at Kyōdai. And here they are again: students at Kyoto University yesterday occupied the Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall. On November 25th, students from … Continue reading

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Japanese police harass and assault Zengakuren student activists

Footage has emerged showing apparently unprovoked police brutality against members of the student activist group Zengakuren. While nothing like the recent bodycam scenes we are seeing of officers gunning down unarmed black citizens in the United States, the videos are … Continue reading

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Police crack down on Zengakuren, arrest students for “obstructing university classes”

The police crackdown on the far left in Japan continues unabated. Following the two arrests at a Chūkaku-ha apartment (one was later released and another re-arrested) and recent Kakurōkyō raid, as well as numerous arrests and raids in 2015, now … Continue reading

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What’s been happening? A radical two weeks in Japan

There is a lot of information and misinformation floating around the interwebs, much of it sourced from the same news wire articles, so I thought it might be beneficial to write a summary of what’s been happening. November 2nd: during … Continue reading

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