Man Burns Alive To Protest War In Japan

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A video has surfaced following several anti-war protests this weekend of a man who protested the moves of Shinzo Abe to rewrite the Japanese Constitution in favor of war.

Around 1 pm in the afternoon, the fifty-something year-old man climbed to an overhang in the busy South Exit of Shinjuku Station in shopping district of Tokyo.

He ranted with a megaphone for about an hour, picked up two bottles filled with gasoline and burned himself alive to protest Premier Shinzo Abe’s rewriting of the Japan’s pacifist constitution in favor mutual defense aid for allies in war and re-militarize the nation.

After the man sharply rebuked Abe’s recent policies like the “collective self-defense” clause that would remove what Abe believes is US doctrine pacifist view of the Japanese Constitution, he also criticized the passage of the “Special Secrets Act.”

Article 9 states: “Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.”

This act criminalizes asking questions about state secrets limits press freedom for journalists working in Japan who don’t know what triggers the Special Secrets Act.

Onlookers in the video gasp loudly from shock of seeing the man go up in a sudden blaze.

After he was taken to a nearby hospital, it is unknown if the man survived his sustained injuries.

Update: Japanese diet passed resolution allowing military intervention overseas by it’s military forces in “collective self-defense.”


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Video Emerges of Man Setting Himself on Fire to Protest Japan’s Move Toward Remilitarization
by Jake Adelstein
https://news.vice.com/article/man-sets-himself-on-fire-to-protest-japans-move-toward-remilitarization

Tokyo man sets himself on fire in protest against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to reform the country’s pacifist constitution
By Agence France-Presse
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/29/tokyo-man-sets-himself-on-fire-in-protest-against-prime-minister-shinzo-abes-plan-to-reform-the-countrys-pacifist-constitution/

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