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Letter from Tokyo: A documentary about counterculture in Tokyo

Letter from Tokyo is a documentary made by Morgan Quaintance, a London-based artist, writer and curator, about counterculture in Japan’s capital. It highlights several key counterspaces in the city, such as the anarchist infoshop Irregular Rhythm Asylum and the “intersectional … Continue reading

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A War of Words, or a Battle over Silence

Though few would have noticed, a propaganda war is unfolding on the pages of left-wing periodicals in Japan. As I have written elsewhere and the likes of Patricia G. Steinhoff have also long argued, Japan has a civil society left … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up the Counterculture

A spectre is haunting Tokyo, but it’s not the spectre of communism: it’s a famous movie monster. Fresh from a recent Hollywood remake and with a homegrown film also on the way, Godzilla is very much back in town, literally. … Continue reading

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