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Shofar FTP Archive File: orgs/american/adl/skinhead-international/skins-japan


Newsgroups: alt.skinheads,alt.politics.white-power,alt.politics.nationalism.white
Subject: ADL: Skinhead International; Japan
Summary: The ADL's "Skinhead International: A Worldwide Survey
         of Neo-Nazi Skinheads"
Followup-To: alt.skinheads

Archive/File: pub/orgs/american/adl/skinhead-international/skins-
Last-Modified: 1995/09/03

                        Japan

Despite a paucity of hard information, some evidence has come
to light of a Skinhead scene in Japan. Its ideological
make-up, however, is not clear.

Foreign Skinhead zines have carried reports about Japanese
Skinhead music. Among the bands mentioned are Sledgehammer,
Bad Vultures, Ouka, Growl Strike, and Gruesome. Their views
are not known, although Sledgehammer has been described as a
"nationalist" band.

One skinzine suggested that SHARP - Skinheads Against Racial
Prejudice - has achieved a following in Japan. It said that
SHARP bands "attract a couple of thousand to each gig in
comparision to a mere hundred to the right-wing gigs."
(Anti-Defamation League, 52)


                       Work Cited

Anti-Defamation League. The Skinhead International: A Worldwide
Survey of Neo-Nazi Skinheads. New York: Anti-Defamation League,
1995. Anti-Defamation League, 823 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY
10017.

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