Japan

Movie Review: 'Shoplifters' (2018)

This short review looks at the film 'Shoplifters' (2018).

The 2D Revolution

Qoutation of Mao Zedong with Oolong the Pig

A list of anime's that I feel are of interest to a class conscious viewer.

1960- Japan's Coal Miners Strike

Strike breakers attack picket

A history of Japan podcast about the massive coalminers strike in Miike on the island of Kyushu in 1960, and its impact on the Japanese economy, Japanese unions and the Japanese left.

The Great Treason Incident - Anarchism in Japan

Sketch of the anarchist defendants

A podcast episode on the Great Treason Incident and the early Anarchist movement in Japan.

Anarchy #05

Fifth Issue of Anarchy Magazines second series, the cover issue is on Anarchism in Japan, in two parts.

Monster of the Twentieth Century: Kotoku Shusui and Japan's First Anti-Imperialist Movement

This extended monograph examines the work of the radical journalist Kotoku Shusui and Japan’s anti-imperialist movement of the early twentieth century. It includes the first English translation of Imperialism (Teikokushugi), Kotoku’s classic 1901 work.

Anarchist Modernity: Cooperatism and Japanese-Russian Intellectual Relations in Modern Japan

Mid-nineteenth century Russian radicals who witnessed the Meiji Restoration saw it as the most sweeping revolution in recent history and the impetus for future global progress. Acting outside imperial encounters, they initiated underground transnational networks with Japan.

Japan's 1968: a collective reaction to rapid economic growth in an age of turmoil

1968 Tokyo student protest

2015 paper written by Oguma Eiji containing lots of interesting historical information about the Japanese radical and student movements of 1968, including historical background and aftermath.

A Lifetime opposing the US military

by [b]Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson[/b]
Originally published by Uneven Earth at http://unevenearth.org/2017/12/okinawa/

There are eighty of us sitting down, linking arms, blocking the gates of a US military base. Private security guards are lined up behind us, while men in uniform film us from behind barbed-wire fences. Suddenly, Japanese police officers pile out of their vans in their dozens.

How to Strangle Anarchists

An account of the Amakasu Incident where Ito Noe, Ōsugi Sakae, and their six-year old nephew where murdered by police lieutenant Amakasu Masahiko, during the Great Kanto Earthquake.