Episode
March 8, 2016

Japan's new era of activism

Five years after Japan’s nuclear disaster, a new wave of political activism is trending.
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On Tuesday, March 8 at 19:30 GMT: 

A “Hydrangea Revolution” bloomed after Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster, fueled by frustration with government secrecy and collusion with big business. Since then, young Japanese have tried to establish a new political culture, but are their efforts to normalize dissent making a political difference or just setting a new fashion trend? As the disaster’s March 11 anniversary approaches, The Stream examines Japan’s new era of activism, Tuesday at 19:30 GMT.

Joining this conversation:


Ikuo Gonoi @gonoi
associate professor at Takachiho University
The “Cloudization” of Social Movements

Junichi Sato @gpjen
Executive Director of Greenpeace Japan
greenpeace.org/japan

David Slater
Professor, Sophia University
tohokukaranokoe.org

Mana Shibata @SEALDs_Eng
SEALDs Activist
sealdseng.strikingly.com


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