SEALDs members' next step — launching a think tank

National Dec 15, 2015

SEALDs members' next step — launching a think tank

by Tomohiro Osaki

Members of the student group that ignited a massive wave of youth protests last summer against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security bills are embarking on a new project. Six members of Students Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy (SEALDs) have announced the launch of a think ...

Media vultures circle over battered SEALDs

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Oct 24, 2015

Media vultures circle over battered SEALDs

by Michael Hoffman

That's it? It's over? "Scattered like leaves in the autumn wind," sighs Shukan Shincho magazine, speaking of the massive nationwide demonstrations that, through the summer, heralded (to some) a new political awakening of the Japanese masses (or something). The protesters' immediate target was new security ...

Student protests continue quest to block security bills

National Sep 16, 2015

Student protests continue quest to block security bills

by Yuka Koshino

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. Aki Okuda, 23, a founding member of Student Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy (SEALDs) — a leading student ...