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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
“March in March” – Spring labor offensive of migrant workers in Japan
On March 3, 2013, Verceremos, a Chilean
song of revolution, sounded in the cold winter air in Tokyo. The “March in
March” is an annual labor offensive rally of migrant workers in Japan, which is
held at Hibiya Park, central Tokyo. It is joined by workers from Ethiopia,
Scotland, Peru, Burma (Myanmar) and South Korea. The slogan of the rally is “Toward
harmonious coexistence of people with different ethnic and cultural backgrounds”.
The “March in March” has been organized by several trade unions that have many
members of migrant workers, such as the Kanagawa City Union, the Zentoitsu
Workers Union, the APFS Union and the National Union of General Workers Nambu,
and held every year since 2004. (MATSUMOTO Chie)