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)

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