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A black and white photo of the opening march of the 1931 Workers' Olympiad

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.

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

A black and white photo of the opening march of the 1931 Workers' Olympiad

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.

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 haves and have-nots. This sharply contrasts with the idea that “Japan is a 99% middle-class country,” an observation often made by late-20th-century sociologists. Indeed, from the 1950s to the 1980s, Japan was able to create a Keynesian social pact, but since then it has adopted