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About My Liberty: SEALDs 2015 documentary film about student activists released in May

The line between memorialising a movement or ossifying it as the past is a very fine one. A new documentary film chronicling the student activist group SEALDs is set for release on May 14th at Uplink, an arthouse cinema in … Continue reading

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Children of the Revolution?

The party is over, and society — but most especially, the media — waits to see what is left when all the drink bottles have been cleared. As I previously discussed elsewhere, the prominent student activists group SEALDs is currently … Continue reading

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SEALDs publish first book, “Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like?”

The revolution will not be televised, they say, but this one was — and publicised, a lot. And yet, for all the hundreds of thousands who gathered at the Diet and all around Japan over the summer, for all the … Continue reading

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The Changing Shape of Protest in Japan

A self-professed nerd. A tweeting journalist. Good-looking youngsters. And a celebrated academic. Together they are all changing the cosmetic and style of Japanese protest. In an interview published in English by Ignition IT engineer Fukuyuki Murakami declares that he has … Continue reading

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