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Fleeing the Frontline

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In summer 1960, the song popular among former student activists was Sachiko Nishida’s “After the Acacia Rain,” with the line “pelted by the acacia rain, I just want to die.” (The Wikipedia article on this song notes that the dry vocals and decadent lyrics were associated with the young people who had become worn out by the anti-Security Treaty struggles. It also came to symbolize the defeat of the protest movement and was used as the background music in televised programs about the times, particularly the death of student Michiko Kanba and further protest demonstrations (Accessed January, 2008)). My own feelings were to the contrary. I felt that I had finally reached rock bottom from which I could rise up.

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    The Wikipedia article on this song notes that the dry vocals and decadent lyrics were associated with the young people who had become worn out by the anti-Security Treaty struggles. It also came to symbolize the defeat of the protest movement and was used as the background music in televised programs about the times, particularly the death of student Michiko Kanba and further protest demonstrations (Accessed January, 2008).

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Aoki, M. (2018). Fleeing the Frontline. In: Transboundary Game of Life. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2757-5_12

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