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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 29 June. On a weekend full of liberal and leftist demonstrations against the imminent passing of the government’s controversial collective self-defence law … Continue reading

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