Living the Dream

Living The Dream with the Anti-Nuclear Movement in Japan

February 17, 2019

In this episode Dave (@withsobersenses) chats with excellent comrade Alexander Brown about the anti-nuclear movement in Japan. Alexander talks about the role nuclear power plays in Japanese society, the pre-Fukushima influence of the New Left, the freeter movement and alter-globalisation struggles, the impact the Fukushima disaster had, the tactics and strategy of the movement, its links with the global wave of ‘squares’ and ‘Occupys’, what’s happening now and the increasingly importance of solidarity in East Asia. Alexander really digs into the thought, concepts and understandings of the movement.

You can find Alexander’s book, thesis and blog below.


Anti-nuclear Protest in Post-Fukushima Tokyo


Power struggles: the strategies and tactics of the anti-nuclear movement in contemporary Tokyo


Love From Tokyo