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Kumano Dormitory students occupy Kyoto University clock tower hall roof

Life spent monitoring Japanese radicalism and counterculture would be dull if there weren’t high jinks at Kyōdai. And here they are again: students at Kyoto University yesterday occupied the Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall. On November 25th, students from … Continue reading

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Police crack down on Zengakuren, arrest students for “obstructing university classes”

The police crackdown on the far left in Japan continues unabated. Following the two arrests at a Chūkaku-ha apartment (one was later released and another re-arrested) and recent Kakurōkyō raid, as well as numerous arrests and raids in 2015, now … Continue reading

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What’s been happening? A radical two weeks in Japan

There is a lot of information and misinformation floating around the interwebs, much of it sourced from the same news wire articles, so I thought it might be beneficial to write a summary of what’s been happening. November 2nd: during … Continue reading

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Undercover security police exposed on Kyoto University campus after arrests of Chūkaku-ha activists, officer detained by students

Undercover police made an incursion into Kyoto University today (November 4th), following the arrests of anti-government protestors in Ginza on November 2nd. At around midday students allegedly detained a male plainclothes police officer they exposed on the Yoshida-South Campus. After … Continue reading

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