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The student movement that began to protest revising the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty in 1960 was 7 years old when Yasuhiro Uegaki entered Hirosaki University in Aomori Prefecture in April 1967. The campus in northern Japan was still quiet, and the physics student was indifferent to politics.

Five years later, however, he was deeply involved in antigovernment campaigns as a member of the United Red Army.

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