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October 2017

Fights on the Right: Japan’s ‘Alt-Right’ and Global Shifts in Right Wing Activism

October 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join the department of Political Science and TCU Asian Studies for a lecture from Nathaniel Smith, from the University of Arizona's East Asian Program. In late 2000s Japan, a new wave of xenophobic nationalism transitioned from online organizing to staging prominent street demonstrations against resident Koreans and other minorities. Japan already had active rightist street activists— how did they respond? Some critiqued the use of hate speech by the emerging “Action Conservative Movement” (ACM). Other rightists, however, were attracted by…

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