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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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Japanese Red Army activist Tsutomu Shirosaki appeals conviction over terrorist attack in Jakarta

The former Japanese Red Army activist Tsutomu Shirosaki has launched an appeal against his conviction for attempted murder. He was found guilty in a trial at Tokyo District Court related to a May 1986 attack in Jakarta that saw a … Continue reading

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The Japanese Red Army: A Short History out now in German

The Japanese Red Army: A Short History has been published in paperback by the Austria-based bahoe books. Though originally broached as a partial German translation of my first book, Dissenting Japan, we eventually shaped the project into a kind of … Continue reading

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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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