Communist rebel, 83, leaves hiding after 50 years to blast Japan’s coronavirus response – and call for revolution

Jan 29, 2021 | INVESTING

After five decades on the run, the 83-year-old leader of a radical and violent communist group has resurfaced to blast Japan’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic – and call for revolution.Unfortunately for Takeo Shimizu, the elderly head of Chukaku-ha (Middle Core Faction), his defiant press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday, at which he claimed the government’s response to the health crisis had made the nation ripe for a workers’ uprising, fell largely on deaf ears.“I want to call out to the…

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