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Japanese Red Army activist Yukiko Ekita released from prison

The former Japanese Red Army activist Yukiko Ekita (also commonly spelled Ekida) has been released from prison after completing her 20-year sentence. Now aged 66, Ekita walked free on March 23rd from Tokyo Detention House, where she was met by … Continue reading

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August 30th, 1974: The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Headquarters Bombing

Today is the fortieth anniversary of a shocking but remarkably little-known incident and the most fatal of its kind until the Aum sarin subway attack in 1995. On August 30th, 1974, the headquarters of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries were devastated by … Continue reading

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The Skeleton in the Closet

The Japanese police have a long memory. Take a look at the wanted posters in your local kōban and you are face-to-face with a gallery of skewered, ugly faces, almost always male, punctuated by the occasional piece of paper shoddily … Continue reading

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