Essay on Zenkyoto Student Leftists


Professor and writer Uchida Tatsuru has an essay up on how the 1968 Zenkyoto (“The All-Campus Joint Struggle”) student movement changed Japan, with a good comparison of the 1960 Ampo protests and the 1970 Ampo protests. He sees the early ’60s student leftists as anti-American nationalists and late ’60s student leftists as apolitical, non-socialists with a soldier mentality.

W. David MARX
July 7, 2008

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  1. Aceface Says:

    Gotta love Sankei