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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 10, 2022
Hundreds protest against corruption in central China
Hit hard by the country's economic slowdown, some banks in Henan province have frozen all cash withdrawals, leaving small savers without funds and sparking sporadic demonstrations.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 2, 2021
Shot-putter’s gesture renews controversy over podium protests at Tokyo Games
Raven Saunders of the United States crossed her arms over her head. A second athlete, American fencer Race Imboden, accepted a medal with a symbol drawn on his hand.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jul 17, 2021
The media and the authorities misinterpret the spirit of protest
Media coverage alludes to the possibility of Olympics protests turning violent, but what happens when protests in Japan actually turn violent?
Japan Times
CULTURE
Mar 10, 2021
From AC Japan ads to 'Your Name.': The impact of 3/11 on pop culture
The triple disaster of 2011 still looms large in the collective memory of those who were in Japan at the time. How society remembers it, though, has been influenced by films, music and art.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 14, 2020
Most Australian athletes against protests at Olympics
A vast majority of Australian athletes believe messages of personal or political protest should not be delivered in Olympic competition or on the medallists' podium, a survey conducted by the country's athletes' commission said on Friday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / Sound Off
Nov 22, 2019
Bringing politics into Japanese clubs
Dance music has always had a political edge, but recent events in Tokyo show that clubs and politics are clashing on a more frequent basis
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 14, 2019
Clashes between rival groups of protesters in Hong Kong more shouting than violence
Baton-wielding police moved in to break up scuffles in Hong Kong on Saturday between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling in the Asian financial hub, the latest in months of sometimes violent clashes.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Mar 9, 2018
Spanish women hold nationwide strike against inequality and macho culture
Women across Spain went on strike and held street protests over gender inequality on Thursday, including midnight pot-banging rallies, bike demos and demonstrations under the rain in city squares.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Sep 27, 2017
America's team Dallas Cowboys belie Trump's fake claim of ratings slump, take knee in unified protest
When the Dallas Cowboys — known as America's team — took a knee before the national anthem and then beat the Arizona Cardinals, they provided the strongest evidence yet that President Donald Trump can't keep fans away from football.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 26, 2017
Defiant Merkel takes on protesters at rowdy campaign rally
Chancellor Angela Merkel stood up to rowdy protesters who tried to drown out her campaign speech with deafening jeers and whistles in the eastern town of Quedlinburg on Saturday, telling them that their angry shouts would not solve Germany's problems.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 6, 2017
Protesters march in Tokyo against Apa Hotel chief's Nanking Massacre denial books
About 200 protesters marched through the streets of Tokyo's Shinjuku district on Sunday carrying banners to protest a hotel chain under fire for books its president wrote denying that the Nanking Massacre in wartime China ever happened.
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CULTURE / Books
Aug 20, 2016
Does ‘Provoke’ still push back today?
The year 1968 saw a wide range of actions directed against the Japanese government: Universities were occupied, protesters demonstrated en masse against Japan's complicity in the Vietnam War and students mobilized to stop the transportation of Vietnam-bound jet fuel through Shinjuku Station. A quieter,...
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 5, 2016
FBI hopes to peacefully end protesters' armed occupation of Oregon wildlife facility
Federal law enforcement officials on Monday sought a peaceful end to the occupation of the headquarters of a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon launched over the weekend by a group of self-styled militiamen angry over the imminent imprisonment of two ranchers.
JAPAN
Nov 10, 2015
U.N. official's claim that 13% of Japanese girls engage in 'compensated dating' angers government
The Foreign Ministry has protested remarks by a U.N. official who said 13 percent of schoolgirls in Japan are engaged in enjo kosai, or compensated dating, and called for the comment to be retracted.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Oct 24, 2015
Media vultures circle over battered SEALDs
That's it? It's over?
WORLD / Politics
Oct 14, 2015
Sex toy-packing protesters to converge on University of Texas to slam concealed firearms OK
"Campus (Dildo) Carry" day is on track at the University of Texas and students who pack sex toys to protest a new law that expands the right to carry guns on campus will not be punished, university officials said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Aug 29, 2015
The revolution will be streamed online
Local media have been cautious in their coverage of the protest demonstrations that have materialized in recent years, but they appear to be intrigued by the college-age activists known as SEALDs (Students Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy).
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 11, 2015
Ferguson in state of emergency after gunfire mars protests; hospitalized shooter charged
Authorities declared a state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday in an effort to quell a repeat of the violence that erupted during demonstrations overnight to mark the police shooting of an unarmed black man one year ago.
BUSINESS
Aug 11, 2015
TPP will put profit ahead of people, force states to yield to investors, activists say
Labor activists worry that a U.S.-led free-trade deal under negotiation will prioritize corporate profits over workers' rights and pressure governments to bow to the will of investors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 1, 2015
Protesting ferry workers block Calais port; Channel Tunnel closed
Ferry workers on Tuesday threatened to continue their protest on Wednesday after blocking Calais' port for two days, forcing the closure of the Channel Tunnel linking France and England for several hours.

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