Against Japanism

This podcast seeks to challenge the commonly held assumptions about Japan as harmonious, homogeneous, and traditional by recasting its history as a history of conflict and change, as the history of class struggles, from anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, anti-colonial, and intersectional perspectives.


The People vs. G7 w/ Migrante Japan

Roger Raymundo, a member of Migrante Japan and co-host of Radyo Migrante re-joins the show to discuss the imperialist agenda of the upcoming G7 summit in Hiroshima, how it affects the workers, peasants, and migrants from the Global South, and other related topics such as the US-led militarization of the Asia-Pacific region and Japan's "Official Security Assistance" to the Philippines.

We also discuss the latest amendment to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act that would make it easier for immigration officials to deport asylum seekers and undocumented migrants, while continuing to accept a very small number of refugees only when it's warranted by foreign policy to score points against geopolitical rivals.

Anti-G7 protest in Shinjuku, Tokyo on May 18 (in Japanese):

Demo against the draconian revision of immigration law in Shibuya, Tokyo on May 20 (in Japanese):

International Days of Action Against the G7 (May 18-20, 2023):

Intro: Cielo by Huma Huma

Outro: "Imperyalismo Ibagsak" (Bring down Imperialism)

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 2023-05-17  1h12m