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Man kills himself by self-immolation on JR Shinkansen train

Political motives suspected as man sets himself on fire while the bullet train was travelling on the Tokaido line to Osaka. Continue reading

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What’s been happening? A radical two weeks in Japan

There is a lot of information and misinformation floating around the interwebs, much of it sourced from the same news wire articles, so I thought it might be beneficial to write a summary of what’s been happening. November 2nd: during … Continue reading

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Self-Immolation and Suicide as Protest in Japan

Many in Japan were shocked by the attempted suicide by self-immolation of a middle-aged protester in Shinjuku on June 29th. On a weekend full of many liberal and leftist demonstrations against the imminent passing of the government’s controversial collective self-defence … Continue reading

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