Japan: The Exploration of Thoughts and Actions in 1968
During the massive “Zenkyoto Movement,” students protested with the slogan “The rebel is justified. Disassemble the university.” Fifty-five universities across the country were forced to close. What were the thoughts and motives of these educated young adults who started the movement? Did they change the Japanese society?
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In the end of 1960s, student protests took off. Young journalist Sawada was deeply influenced by the idealism of the Left, but as a journalist, he had to remain neutral. Sawada got to know Umeyama, a student activist. Even though Sawada had doubt about Umeyama’s left-wing ideology, they became closer because of their shared vision to change the world.