The song is "Let's do our best!". From what I've heard, it's the best radleft anthem to originate in Japan. It became a popular protest song during the six-million-strong general strike in 1960 opposing the US bases treaty (Anpo). Speaking of which, I'm shocked that general strike isn't better known since it's almost on the scale of France 1968.
Also, I don't have a twitter account, but getting the Natuski Zengakuren meme retweeted by Abroad in Japan could draw attention to leftypol.org. Not sure if that's a good thing or not.>>143206
Excellent article, thanks for sharing. I've always been aware of the popularity of Marxist ideas in Japan, but the language barrier has kept me from exploring them further. I should check out some of the stuff that has been translated recently. I tried to read one of them a year ago, a collection of writings from Tosaka Jun, but honestly it discouraged me. Tosaka had been hyped up as a potential Japanese Lenin had he not died in prison in 1945 - one look at his writings and you'd know that's laughable. I don't know why they thought this guy was a threat, it's all critical theory wank on cultural institutions. Had he survived, he'd be destined for a dry academic career. His work's biggest political impact would be as a theoretical bludgeon for some New Left sect guru to conduct the by-now-predictable "Hegelian philosophy" wave of purges.