The political history of the working class of Japan
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- Unions support fired foreign workers
- By Duane Sturm, Workers World, 2 January
1997. A sokodo (
all-day action) on 29
November to demonstrate solidarity of Japanese and
foreign workers in Japan against target businesses.
- May Day around the world: Japan: ‘Our
anger is reaching the limit’
- Workers World, 14 May 1998. On May Day, an
estimated two million workers marched and rallied in 1,100
protests across Japan. The capitalist crisis—first
felt in the most oppressed Asian economies—is also
affecting the working class in imperialist Japan.
- Japanese trade unions and their future:
Opportunities and challenges in an era of globalization
- By Sadahiko Inoue, Rengo Institute for Advancement of
Living Standards, Tokyo, 1999. In spite of significant
changes in the economic environment, labour/management
relations in Japan have not changed to any significant
extent from the previous two decades.
- May Day rallies call for job
- Mainichi Shimbun, 2 May 1999. At a time when
the number of the unemployed and the jobless rate are
hitting record highs, about 1.9 million people attending May
Day rallies at some 1,100 locations across the nation and
called for job security measures.
- Workers' unity used to the full can
change political course: Fuwa
- Japan Press Service, 2 May 2000. In the 71st May Day
Central Rally, Japanese Communist Party Chair Tetsuzo Fuwa
gave a solidarity speech, calling for worker unity to change