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English translation of Kōji Takazawa’s landmark book about Yodogō hijackers released in July 2017

A useful resource about one of the most complex and misunderstood areas of the Japanese New Left will finally be available in English. Moreover, though issued by an academic publisher, it will not be prohibitively expensive for the general reader … Continue reading

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Visiting a Japanese Village in North Korea

Examining the fate of Japan’s most famous hijackers and where they are today. Continue reading

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Sekigun-ha Red Army Faction Yodogō Group hijackers launch Twitter account

It had to happen one day. The so-called Yodogō Group, the Sekigun-ha (Red Army Faction) radicals now living in North Korea since they carried off Japan’s first hijacking in 1970, are now on Twitter. Well, kind of. They have only … Continue reading

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The Yodogō Group’s “Revolution Village” Today: Where the surviving Sekigun-ha Yodogō hijackers are living in North Korea

Images taken by Reinin Shiino showing the so-called Yodogō Group’s “Japanese Village” in North Korea have been published by the Mainichi Shimbun. Taken in late April, the photos document the current state of the complex where Japan’s first hijackers have … Continue reading

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