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Two arrests as police oversee closure of Miyashita Park as part of Tokyo Olympics redevelopment

On the morning of March 27th, police and security personnel descended on Miyashita Park to close it in preparation for redevelopment as part of the ongoing urban transformation of Shibuya. In drizzling weather, police kept protestors back while workers started … Continue reading

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Street protests and publications form growing anti-Olympic movement in Tokyo

The freedom to make and remake our cities and ourselves is … one of the most precious yet most neglected of our human rights. David Harvey On the afternoon of January 22nd, a small protest of some 80 people set … Continue reading

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A curious allergy? Backlash against Aki Okuda at Fuji Rock reveals misunderstanding of political music in Japan

Fuji Rock, one of Japan’s premier music festivals, takes place in Yuzawa, Niigata, from July 22nd to July 24th. This year, Aki Okuda, the de facto leader of soon-to-disband student group SEALDs, was invited to speak at a satellite event … Continue reading

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