'Precariat' workers are starting to fight for a little stability

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syndicalist
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Jun 24 2007 02:02
'Precariat' workers are starting to fight for a little stability

'Precariat' workers are starting to fight for a little stability

By TOSHIHIKO UENO
Kyodo News
The new rallying cry of nonregular workers may become "Precariats of the world, unite!"

About 100 young people dressed up as "anime" characters march down a street in Fukuoka in late May to call for improvements in working conditions for "freeters." KYODO PHOTO

"Precariat" is a new Japanese word combining the English words "precarious," referring to the insecurity of part-time and contract work, and "proletariat."

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/print/nn20070621f2.html

onotoshihiko
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Jun 24 2007 03:25

福岡のデモにはアニメキャラに扮した参加者など一人もいませんでしたのでご注意を(笑)
Our march in Fukuoka didn't have anybody who was dressed up like an animation character despite the impression from the article twisted

syndicalist
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Jun 24 2007 12:40

I'm actually curious if this is a movement or a specticale?

Mike Harman
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Jun 24 2007 23:09
revol68 wrote:
it's not a fucking new japanese word either!

revol, it might be. Japanese simply absorbs words from other languages. Telebi, Bilu etc. So it'd be a new Japanese word if not a new Japanese word.

petey
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Jun 24 2007 23:17
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Japanese simply absorbs words from other languages

like basuboru, that game americans and japanese play alot

sphinx
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Jun 26 2007 03:55

I suppose it's a movement. Some of the mobilizations around precarity (especially in Kouenji, Tokyo) are the most exciting things happening in the country right now. Which isn't saying a lot but...