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The New Cultural Movements

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Retrospectively, one can see that the so-called "bubble-years" of the late eighties and early nineties were a fertile period of experimentation, in which new forms of protest and organisation were tried out among young people outside the established Leftist groups. This chapter goes back to these years, focusing on two pioneering groups, Aki no arashi (The storm of autumn, formed in 1987) and Dameren (The league of good-for-nothings, formed in 1992). It explains how freeter activism turns to open protest on a large scale with the anti-war movement after the turn to the new millennium. The chapter discusses that the relationship of freeter activism to older radical Leftist movements in Japan is hardly clear-cut, but ambiguous. Aki no arashi was a forerunner to today's freeter movements in being largely composed by freeters, young punks and runaway young people who were neither students nor regularly employed.

Keywords: Aki no arashi; anti-war movement; bubble-years; cultural movements; Dameren; freeter activism; Japan; Leftist movements



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