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The curious disappearance of Kōichi Kishi, leading activist in the Sanrizuka protests

Speak no ill of the dead, as the philosophers say. Haruhiko Daijima’s documentary The Fall of Icarus: Narita Stories about the Sanrizuka protest movement against Narita Airport was released in September. I had rather mixed feelings about the predecessor, The … Continue reading

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Veteran Narita Airport protest leader Kōji Kitahara dies, aged 95

Kōji Kitahara, the Narita Airport protest leader, has died, aged 95. He passed away in the afternoon of August 9th in a hospital in Tomisato, Chiba. A farmer and landowner, Kitahara was the official head of the Sanrizuka-Shibayama United Opposition … Continue reading

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Iconic Sanrizuka protest movement “solidarity hut” removed from Narita Airport

If you are lucky, as your plane touches down you may be able to catch a glimpse from your window of a large homemade sign declaring, in Japanese, “Against Narita Airport”. Omotenashi indeed. The protest movement against Narita Airport is … Continue reading

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Funding campaign launched for documentary “The Fall of Icarus”, sequel to “The Wages of Resistance: Narita Stories”

The co-director of The Wages of Resistance: Narita Stories, the 2014 documentary about the anti-Narita Airport protest movement, has launched a fundraising campaign to complete work on a follow-up film. Haruhiko Daijima is hoping to raise ¥3 million for The … Continue reading

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Symbol of protest movement, Narita Airport control tower to be demolished

Narita Airport is currently swamped on a daily basis with international arrivals as Japan, especially Tokyo, enjoys unprecedented numbers of foreign tourists, a trend which is surely going to roll on until the 2020 Olympics. In spring 2015, the airport … Continue reading

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