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Trailer released for feature-length documentary about Red Army activists

The first trailer has appeared for Red Army People (Sekigun no Hitobito), a new feature-length documentary about former activists from Sekigun-ha (Red Army Faction) and related groups. Director Shingō Magome has filmed it over the course of several years as … Continue reading

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Veteran leftist newspaper Jimmin Shimbun raided by police, publisher arrested for alleged links to fugitive Japanese Red Army member Kōzō Okamoto

Hyōgo police raided the offices of veteran leftist publication Jimmin Shimbun (People’s News) on November 21st, also arresting the head of the publisher on suspicion of fraud. Yōichi Yamada (60) is alleged to have opened a bank account under his … Continue reading

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Former Japanese Red Army member Hiroshi Sensui wins lawsuit for compensation over restriction of visitation rights

Former Japanese Red Army member Hiroshi Sensui has won a lawsuit brought against the Japanese government over restrictions on his visitation rights. Sensui, now aged 80, was not denied meetings with seven acquaintances, so they sued for compensation, claiming the … 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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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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