Exploitation in Storytelling: The Conditions of Manga Artists in Japan
Anime and Manga are popular forms of storytelling from Japan that are becoming more and more popular in the West. Here we observe the labor conditions of Manga authors themselves as well as the general labor conditions in Japan.
Carmin MaffeaAugust 14, 2023
Japan’s Latest Election Brings the Country Closer to Rearmament
Parliamentary elections in Japan resulted in a victory for politicians who support advancing Japan’s military power and U.S. imperialism’s interests. The U.S. working class must back the country’s dynamic opposition to rearmament.
Samuel KarlinJuly 15, 2022
Japanese Residents Demand a Ban on U.S. Military Noise Pollution
A group of plaintiffs in the Japanese city of Iwakuni is ready to launch a lawsuit to ban flights from a local U.S. military base.
Samuel KarlinMay 9, 2022
U.S. Marines Dump Waste in Okinawa’s Sewage System
The U.S. military has once again shown its total disregard for the people of Okinawa, whose land it occupies. Close all U.S. bases!
Samuel KarlinAugust 28, 2021
For a Workers’ Olympics!
The Tokyo Olympics are an opportunity for athletes to demonstrate the pinnacles of physical accomplishment and show the best and worst of sports, but the games are controlled by a shady clique of capitalists and aristocrats. What could an alternative look like? Let’s check out the old Workers’ Olympiads.
Nathaniel FlakinJuly 22, 2021
Indigenous Okinawans are Fighting U.S. Imperialism
Protesters on the occupied island of Okinawa have turned out to oppose the Japanese-backed construction of a U.S. military base that threatens the environment.
Samuel KarlinMarch 27, 2021
The Roots of Japan’s Crisis
Today, Japan is passing through an era known as the Heisei period, which has defined the country since 1989. Most Japanese people consider the Heisei period a time of hardship, since it has been marked by drastic changes in the country’s economic, social, political and cultural structures, which have given rise to a society of […]
Alex MannSeptember 28, 2018