Tag Archives: Shibuya Riot Incident

Masaaki Ōsaka breaks silence (and Japanese New Left convention) and admits identity in court

The man identified by police as Masaaki Ōsaka and standing trial for his alleged part in the death of a police officer during the Shibuya Riot Incident in 1971 has broken his silence. Since his apprehension last year after over … Continue reading

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Revival of Blind Touch, Yōji Sakate play inspired by Fumiaki and Akiko Hoshino

Yōji Sakate’s Blind Touch, the play inspired by the real-life story of Fumiaki and Akiko Hoshino, will be revived in a production directed by the author at The Suzunari, a leading fringe theatre in Shimokitazawa, from 19 March to 1 … Continue reading

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Police confirm identity of suspect as wanted far-left radical Masaaki Ōsaka, re-arrest him for murder

The wanted posters at police substations and train stations around Japan will finally be coming down. Police claim to have confirmed the identity of a suspect as far-left activist Masaaki Ōsaka and re-arrested him on a murder charge. A man … Continue reading

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Japanese police report possible arrest of Masaaki Ōsaka, wanted for 1971 Shibuya riot death

Japanese media is reporting that police may have arrested one of the most wanted fugitives in Japan, the Chūkaku-ha activist Masaaki Ōsaka. Now in his late sixties, Ōsaka has been on the run since the 1970s in connection with the … Continue reading

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Japanese police announce large reward for information on far-left radical, wanted over 1971 murder of police officer

It may well be a crime dating back 45 years, but Japanese police are doggedly determined to get their man. On October 31st, the National Police Agency announced an unprecedented reward of up to ¥3 million for any information pertaining … Continue reading

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