Tag Archives: Sanrizuka

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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The Wages of Resistance: Narita Stories, a documentary about Sanrizuka’s dissenting farmers

A review of the recent documentary about the anti-airport protest movement. Continue reading

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Et in Arcadia ego: In search of Sanrizuka

1 An airport is a peculiar place, a bubble where somnolent or excitable passengers in limbo sleepwalk between international hops. An airport is not a real place, it is somewhere between. Although it is supposed to be all about transport … Continue reading

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Sanrizuka: The Struggle to Stop Narita Airport

In December last year Susumu Hagiwara passed away at the age of 69. He had been one of the most senior figures in the remaining Narita protest movement, which even if people have heard of it — and many Japanese … Continue reading

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