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SEALDS

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 26, 2015
Nation's youth are attempting to establish a new political norm
"Tell me what democracy looks like!"
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Sep 26, 2015
Abe government targets the liberal arts
Over the past several weeks I have received many emails from all over the world asking me if reports about government plans to pull the plug on humanities and social sciences departments at Japanese national universities are accurate or just a bad joke. At this point it's not clear exactly what the government intends.
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Sep 24, 2015
Hashimoto gets typically Trump on protests
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto is many things to many people, but nobody doubts his skill in the art of provocation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 16, 2015
Student protests continue quest to block security bills
Student protesters continued to cry foul over what they call "unconstitutional" security legislation Wednesday in a last-minute effort before the bills' expected Diet passage later this week.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Sep 12, 2015
Student protesters want a revitalized democracy
The large and loud crowds that regularly gather outside the Diet on Friday evenings are the result of student activists trying to do something constructive to block Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security legislation.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Sep 5, 2015
Students oppose Abe's assault on the Constitution
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continues to say he will try to gain the public's understanding on the government's controversial security legislation, but there are few signs that he is winning anyone over.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Aug 29, 2015
Only a teenager, yet an expert on war
'The last war was the worst."
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
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 29, 2015
SEALDs student group reinvigorates Japan's anti-war protest movement
Wearing shorts and a baggy T-shirt and clutching a microphone, Aki Okuda stands before a crowd, the pyramid-shaped roof of the Diet building lit up against the night sky behind him.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 27, 2015
Students launch hunger strike to protest security bills
Sitting upright across from the Diet building, the protesters say they know their fight against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government is going to take a heavy toll on them. But they say they have to do it nonetheless.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 24, 2015
Young Japanese stage nationwide protests against security bills being debated in Upper House
Thousands of young people rallied Sunday throughout Japan, protesting the security bills that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to pass during the current Diet session.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 4, 2015
LDP member under fire for belittling student protesters
A Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker is in hot water over a recent tweet that branded students protesting against the Abe administration's security legislation as "self-centered" and "extremely selfish."
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Aug 1, 2015
A political turning point for Japan's youth
July 15, 2015, will go down in Japanese history. As what, though? The day democracy's decline became irreversible? Or the day democracy's decline was reversed?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 21, 2015
Campaign group SEALDs hooking Japan's youth with jazzy placards, fliers
The sticky, humid night did not stop thousands of infuriated Japanese from gathering outside the Diet on July 15. Many held eye-catching placards that displayed messages such as, “Give peace a chance” and “Our future, our choice” to protest the approval of two security bills at the special committee of the Lower House.

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