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Residents and activists protest proposed Kōenji gentrification plan

On 23 September, locals and activists gathered in Kōenji, west Tokyo, to protest plans to redevelop the area that opponents denounce as commercially motivated gentrification. Mustering supporters with the English slogans of “gentrification is not progress” and “Kōenji against gentrification”, … Continue reading

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Sion Sono exhibition showcases Tokyo Gagaga 1990’s street performance art

The Japanese film director Sion Sono is currently holding the exhibition “Whispering Star” at Gallery Garter in Kōenji, the new art space run by Chim Pom. Sono, now a highly successful and prolific film-maker, began his career as a poet, … Continue reading

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