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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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Pan-Asianism and the post-war Japanese radical Left: Some movements and tendencies

What kinds of Asianist tendencies, or attitudes towards Asia, are visible in the post-war Japanese radical left? Is Pan-Asianism a useful framework for thinking about aspects of post-war left-wing activism in Japan? Drawing on a range of case studies, including … Continue reading

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Former far-left radical Yukiko Ekita faces backlash over release of children’s book

When Yukiko Ekita, a former member of the East Asia Anti-Japan Armed Front and Japanese Red Army, was released from prison in March this year, it was the most prominent example of a far-left radical walking free in Japan for … Continue reading

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East Asia Anti-Japan Armed Front bomber Masashi Daidōji dies in prison, aged 68

The East Asia Anti-Japan Armed Front bomber Masashi Daidōji has died in prison, Japanese media reported today. Daidōji was the effective leader in the founding cell of the East Asia Anti-Japan Armed Front, which was a military organisation opposed to … Continue reading

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Recently released former militant Yukiko Ekita publishes children’s book

The recently released former militant Yukiko Ekita has published a children’s book. Ekita, a former member of the Japanese Red Army and East Asia Anti-Japan Armed Front who was walked free from prison in March after serving out her 20-year … Continue reading

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