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River of Stars: Selected Poems of Yosano Akiko

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Yosano Akiko, Hamill, Sam, Gibson, Keiko Matsui

Yosana Akiko is one of the great lyric voices of the 20th century. In this poem she connects so many lives - birds, trees, people, desires, hopes, bitter truths. All of these live through her burning imagination, one fired by erotic passion and sustained by desires of the heart.

Yosano Akiko (1878–1942) is one of the most famous Japanese writers of the twentieth century. She is the author of more than seventy-five books, including twenty volumes of original poetry and the definitive translation into modern Japanese of the Tale…

Yosano Akiko; Hamill, Sam; Gibson, Keiko Matsui

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Yosano Akiko; Hamill, Sam; Gibson, Keiko Matsui

The man read the anti-war poem by Yosano Akiko, a national legend, as warning to fellow countrymen and his act of desperation was completely and utterly ignored by the Japanese media as it moved on to cover trivial and entertainment stories of the day. The incident as well as other dramatic acts of protest against the policies of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of the Liberal Democratic Party (the LDP) is indicative of fundamental shift in modern Japanese politics that put the country on the wrong path according to the majority of Japanese public opinion. People are very angry and the anger is spearheaded by growing numbers of the precariat that according to most recent statistics already reach 41 percent of the working population, mostly its women and the young. In that mode the Student Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy () group was launched on May 3, 2015, the Constitution Day, and has served as wake up call for the nation. On August 30, 2015 it organized the largest demonstration ever in Tokyo that according to some estimates had up to 350,000 participants.

Yosano Akiko (1878–1942) is one of the most famous Japanese writers of the twentieth century. She is the author of more than seventy-five books, including twenty volumes of original poetry and the definitive translation into modern Japanese of the Tale…