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Japanese activists denounce increased police oppression after arrest for refusing stop and frisk

Although Japan can appear very safe and there is undeniably little petty crime, the calm exterior masks two key conditions: that Yakuza control over sections of society is rampant and it is likely in part this network of organised crime … Continue reading

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Demo held marking 30 years since murders of Sanya documentary activist-filmmakers Mitsuo Satō and Kyōichi Yamaoka

A demo was held recently to mark three decades since the murders of activist-filmmakers Mitsuo Satō and Kyōichi Yamaoka. Satō had been filming a documentary about Sanya, the day labourer slum district (yoseba) in Tokyo, when he was filming in … Continue reading

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