July 2012

bY CHIGAYA KINOSHITA (Photo: TomoyukiTsuchiya) (日本語による原文は下記に掲載) We saw the advent of the ‘season of the movement’ in July 2012 – a rare experience in Japanese political history. Well over a million people participated in anti-nuke rallies and demonstrations throughout the country. Yet these waves do not stop and we are living in the unprecedented political … Continue reading July 2012

And the Word “Parade” Disappeared…

by CHIGAYA KINOSHITA Photo: 11.26 Drums of Fury Demo by Kai-Wai 散策 (日本語の原文下部に掲載) The present social orientation around nuclear power seems to be at a deadlock in Japan. While the public opinion that supports “abolition in the future” is almost stabilized in 70% strong, the Noda Administration that usurped the power from the Kan Administration … Continue reading And the Word “Parade” Disappeared…

Fukushima: A Call for Women’s Leadership

by ARIEL SALLEH Photo: Sandocap (Scroll down for the original text in English) 福島ー女性のリーダーシップへ アリエル・サレー1 2011年3月11日、日本の福島原子力発電所が強力な地震と津波に襲われた。同定不能な地帯が居住不能になり,数千人もの人々が、自らの環境を侵す様々な放射能の毒性レベルを吸い込み,触れ、食し、飲まぬようにして暮している。オーストラリアのBHP Billiton社のオリンピック•ダムやRio Tintoグループのランガー鉱山が、この原子炉にウラニウムを輸出したと言われている。今や、混乱、怒り、病、身体障害が、今後幾年にもわたり、日本人の生活を特徴づけることになるだろう2。

Todos Somos Japon presents: GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE OF 3.11 FUKUSHIMA

4-day event series in NYC, October 21-26, 2011 The Center for Place, Culture and Politics at CUNY and Todos Somos Japon present: Symposium – “The World After Fukushima 3/11” Friday Oct. 21 6pm @ CUNY Graduate Center (Skylight Room: #9100) 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016 (Facebook event page) Although information has been coming … Continue reading Todos Somos Japon presents: GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE OF 3.11 FUKUSHIMA

The Shock Doctrine of Japanese Type – Neoliberalism and the Shadow of America

(日本語による原文下部に掲載) The Shock Doctrine of Japanese Type – Neoliberalism and the Shadow of America Chigaya Kinoshita Approximately two and a half months have passed since 3/11. Since then we have been discussing politics and society of the present Japan in view of a series of the unprecedented crises: earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident. Meanwhile two … Continue reading The Shock Doctrine of Japanese Type – Neoliberalism and the Shadow of America

Save the Children!

(日本語による原文下部に掲載) Save the Children! Yoshihiko Ikegami There is a blog <http://nojirimiho.exblog.jp/&gt; which is probably run by someone living in Fukushima. The name in English is something like “Don’t be Negligent! This is a Warzone.” The blog is constantly recording the amount of radiation reported across Fukushima prefecture, and reading the data thoroughly. With little opinion … Continue reading Save the Children!

Dystopia of Civil Society — Part 2

(日本語による原文下部に掲載) Dystopia of Civil Society — Part 2 Chigaya Kinoshita (Trainslation by Max Black) Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis’s “Must we Rebuilt their Anthill?” is very rich in suggestions, and includes indicators to Japan’s present and future as well as showing an important direction for the re-posing of the question of the relationship between Japanese … Continue reading Dystopia of Civil Society — Part 2