Tokyo

Reflections on the way to the gallows

Kanno Sugako

A short prison diary kept by Japanese anarchist feminist Kanno Sugako, prior to her execution on 25 January 1911 for her part in a plot to assassinate the Emperor. She was the only woman to ever be hanged for treason in Japan.

The anarchist movement in Japan: the martyrs of Tokyo - Ba Jin

A short article originally written in 1930 for the French press by the Chinese anarchist Li Pei-Kan (more commonly known as Ba Jin in the English-speaking countries) passionately recounting the right wing terrorist campaign against anarchists, communists, socialists and Koreans in Japan in the wake of the great earthquake of 1923 and the subsequent response of some anarchists who sought to avenge the murders of their comrades.

Union busting at American Apparel Japan

Flyer distributed by Tokyo Seibu Union during industrial action

Management at the Jiyugaoka American Apparel Outlet in Tokyo have unfairly dismissed an employee, and are closing the store in an alleged union busting exercise.

Zengakuren: Japan's revolutionary students

Zengakuren

This is an excellent historical introduction to the period of Japanese student radicalism that began after the war in the wake of the increasingly ineffective strategies of the Japanese Communist Party and which culminated in massive social unrest and change around the Japanese school system and society in general.

Berlitz launches legal blitz against striking instructors in Tokyo

Berlitz General Union Tokyo (Begunto) supported by the National Union of General Workers (NUGW) have launched a strike against the international language school Berlitz.

The Chinese anarchist movement - Robert Scalpino and George T. Yu

The Chinese anarchist movement

A history of the Chinese anarchist movement in France, Japan and China itself from 1900 up to the formation of the Chinese Communist Party.

Narita Airport riots (video clip)

Narita riots

A video of the riots against the construction of Narita Airport in Tokyo, Japan during the 1970s.

Noe, Ito, 1895-1923

Ito Noe

A short biography of Ito Noe, a courageous Japanese woman who broke with her social conditioning and became a champion of both women’s liberation and anarchism.