Otaku wankers prove their worth…
…With this counter demonstration in Tokyo’s otaku/geek district, Akihabara, on May 17th fielded 1,000 protesters* against the tiny right-wing “Zaitokukai” anti-foreigner march.
The banner below says:
″Otaku are all one nation—NO BORDERS.″
The Otaku [geeks] were holding a pro-foreigner demonstration. Against the Zaitokukai [right-wing protest party].
— Brett Fujioka (@Brett_Fujioka) May 17, 2015
Here a glimpse of the anti-foreigner march of the neo-nazi Zaitokukai (Wiki) that the counter demonstration was protesting against. As you can see, the counter-protesting otaku vastly outnumbered the Zaitokukai crazies.
— tomo tkg (@tomotkg) May 17, 2015
These so-called “foreigners” are mostly Japanese born and raised Koreans and to smaller extent naturalized, Japanese-passport carrying Chinese and Brazil-Japanese. The Zaitokukai is a Japanese political organization that seeks to eliminate perceived privileges† extended to foreigners with “Special Foreign Resident” status who are mostly Zainichi Koreans (Wiki).
†The “privileges” are mostly welfare for single mothers and elderly (50,000yen/month, about $420 USD). Only 0.7 percent of the total population in Japanese receives welfare benefits (NY Times) and the total number of these faux-foreigners receiving benefits is infinitesimally small.
Previous reports right-wing fun in Japan on the 3Yen include:
- Right-wing crazies just wanted a hummer (3Yen / 2014-03-16)
- Ultra-nationalists spark big brawl in Tokyo (3Yen / 2013-06-17)
- Wicked fun with the Imperial Family (3Yen / 2006-10-12)