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Despite its image of political apathy, Japan has a small but active left wing political force and union activist core. These groups are the radical left, marxists and anarchists that protest against the increasing level of capitalist influence in education, with Zenkaguren student union groups protesting the privatization of universities like Hosei in Tokyo, or campaign on issues as diverse as...
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  • The headquarters of the Japanese Communist Party in Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Japan. December 27th 2008
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  • Social welfare activists atop a van prepare to speak at the start of the rally following the Anti poverty Protest "Tent Village" in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, Japan. Monday, January 5th 2009.Organised by the Moyai Foundation, headed by Makoto Yuasa, for the six days the event lasted over the New Year`s holiday in 2009 about 1,600 volunteers helped over 500 of Japan`s homeless and unemployed with food, shelter and advice.
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  • Makoto Yuasa (second from left) leads a march to the Japanese government building after the Anti poverty Protest "Tent Village" in Hibiya Park in central Tokyo. Japan. Monday January 5th 2009  Organised by the Moyai Foundation, headed by Makoto Yuasa, the event lasted for six days over the New Year`s holiday in 2009 about 1,600 volunteers helped over 500 of Japan`s homeless and unemployed with food, shelter and advice.
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  • Makoto Yuasa leads a march to the Japanese government building after the Anti poverty Protest "Tent Village" in Hibiya Park in central Tokyo. Japan. Monday January 5th 2009  Organised by the Moyai Foundation, headed by Makoto Yuasa, the event lasted for six days over the New Year`s holiday in 2009 about 1,600 volunteers helped over 500 of Japan`s homeless and unemployed with food, shelter and advice.
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  • Supporters punch the air during the demo march to the Japanese Diet building after the Anti poverty Protest "Tent Village" in Hibiya Park, Tokyo.  Japan. Monday, January 5th 2009. Organised by the Moyai Foundation, headed by Makoto Yuasa, for the six days the event lasted over the New Year`s holiday in 2009 about 1,600 volunteers helped over 500 of Japan`s homeless and unemployed with food, shelter and advice.
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  • Student activists from Zengakuren (All Japan Federation of Students’ Autonomous Body) gather and campaign in Yoyogi Park during a protest rally organised by left wing groups and Doro Chiba union. Tokyo, Japan Sunday June 14th 2009
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  • Lawyer, Syunkichi Takyama of the Society for Constitution and Human Rights in Japan Federation of Bar Associations speaks  in Yoyogi Park during a protest rally organised by left wing groups and Doro Chiba Union. Tokyo, Japan Sunday June 14th 2009
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  • Left wing and student activists gather and campaign in Yoyogi Park during a protest rally organised by left wing union,  Doro Chiba. Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Japan Sunday, June 14th 2009
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  • Student activists with Zengakren (All Japan Federation of Students’ Autonomous Body)gather and campaign in Yoyogi Park during a protest rally organised by left wing group Doro Chiba. Tokyo, Japan June 14th 2009
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  • Left wing and student activists gather and campaign in Yoyogi Park during a protest rally organised by left wing groups and Doro Chiba union. Tokyo, Japan Sunday June 14th 2009
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  • Left wing and student activists march during a protest rally organised by left wing groups and Doro Chiba labour union. Tokyo, Japan Sunday June 14th 2009
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  • A Union activist holds a flag calling for the release of Fumiaki Hoshino, who was arrested in 1975 for the alleged killing of a policeman during riots in Okinawa in 1971 and sentenced to life imprisonment, at The National Worker`s Rally organised by Marxist groups and Doro Chiba labour union in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, November 1st 2009
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  • A microphone on the stage at The National Worker`s Rally organised by Marxist groups and Doro Chiba labour union in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, November 1st 2009
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  • Lawyer, Syunkichi Takyama of the Society for Constitution and Human Rights in Japan Federation of Bar Associations speaks at The National Worker`s Rally organised by Marxist groups and Doro Chiba labour union in Hibiya Park Tokyo, Japan, Sunday November 1st 2009
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  • Kouji Kitahara, General secretary,Sanrizuka-Shibayama United Opposition League against Construction of Narita Airport speaks at The National Worker`s Rally organised by Marxist groups and Dora Chiba labour union in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, Japan, Sunday November 1st 2009
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  • Choe Jong-Jin, President of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) Seoul Regional Council speaks and punches the air at The National Worker`s Rally organised by Marxist groups and Doro Chiba labour union in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, Japan, Sunday November 1st 2009
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  • An older lady activist holds up a banner in Korean Hanggul at The National Worker`s Rally organised by Marxist groups and Doro Chiba labour union in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, November 1st 2009
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  • Anthony Leviege of the Longshore and Warehouse Union (LWU) in the United States speaks at The National Worker`s Rally organised by Marxist groups and Doro Chiba labour union in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, November 1st 2009
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  • Marxist and Union activists listen at The National Worker`s Rally organised by Marxist groups and Doro Chiba labour union in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, November 1st 2009
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  • Marxist and Union activists listen at The National Worker`s Rally organised by Marxist groups and Doro Chiba labour union in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, November 1st 2009
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  • An older woman union activist lshields herself from the sun as she istens at The National Worker`s Rally organised by Marxist groups and Doro Chiba labour union in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, November 1st 2009
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  • Fabio Bosco of Conlutas (National Coordination of Struggles in Brazil) speaks at The National Worker`s Rally organised by Marxist groups and Doro Chiba labour union in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, November 1st 2009
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  • Marxist and Union activists listen at The National Worker`s Rally organised by Marxist groups and Dora Chiba labour union in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, Japan, Sunday November 1st 2009
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  • Activist, Shigenori Nishikawa, speaks at The National Worker`s Rally organised by Marxist groups and Doro Chiba labour union in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, Japan, Sunday November 1st 2009
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  • Marxist and Union activists listen among red flags at The National Worker`s Rally organised by Marxist groups and Doro Chiba labour union in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, Japan, SundayNovember 1st 2009
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