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.


Anti-Obituary: Abe Shinzo w/ Deprogramming Imperialism

Alisa and Hye Sung from Deprogramming Imperialism join the show to discuss Abe's legacy and his ties to the Unification Church, and review everything that's transpired since his assassination by Yamagami Tetsuya in July before the unpopular state funeral this Tuesday on September 27, 2022.

We discuss the UC's activities in Japan, Korea, Philippines, Nepal, Soviet Union, El Salvador, Bolivia, and Kenya, as well as its syncretic religious fascism, fetishization of the bourgeois family, and reactionary gender practice against women and LGBTQ+ people.

Many thanks to my Patrons for supporting this project! Special thanks to the Patrons in the  Eighth Route Army tier and above: Mugni, Waver, Kristin Lin, Joe Ma, Drew Harrison, Shaun S, Aidan, and Andy.


Faith and Capital - Ex-Moonie Anti-Imperialism: Unification Church and the Assassination of Shinzo Abe

Nodutbol for Korean Community Development


The Peace Report

The Abe Legacy: A Compendium

Why people are opposed to Abe's state funeral

Intro: Cicelo by Huma-Huma

Outro: Bathing Abe by Moment Bastet

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 2022-09-24  1h36m