Welcome to the companion website for The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima, by Noriko Manabe. This site offers companion illustrations, audio, and video that correspond to the book. You may navigate the site using the links on the left.
“Contrary to widely held stereotypes, Japan has a long and loud history of public protest. As Noriko Manabe shows in her important new book, the massive demonstrations in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster belong to this tradition but also have produced their own distinct soundscape. Her detailed ethnographic and musical analysis of the parts numerous musicians have played in the movement vividly captures the sonic dimensions of this latest chapter from the history of Japanese street democracy.” Michael K. Bourdaghs, University of Chicago