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Demonstrations Over Constitutional Revisions in Japan

4 May 2021

In May, Japan marks the anniversary of its 1947 pacifist constitution. Revising Article 9 — which renounces war and the use of force — was a principle goal of the previous administration, and while opposition to amending the constitution has historically been a driving force behind protests in the country, demonstrations have steadily declined in…

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South Korea’s Sewol Ferry Disaster: Demonstrations Calling for Justice Continue Across the Country

15 April 2021

Seven years since the Sewol ferry disaster in South Korea, ACLED Research Analyst Josh Satre and East Asia Assistant Research Manager Hangyu Lee chart the increase in demonstrations against the government’s response to the crisis.  © 2021 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

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Five Insights into the ‘Comfort Women’ Protest Movement in South Korea: 2018-2020

30 March 2021

Protesters have been gathering in front of the former Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea every Wednesday since January 1992. They call on the Japanese government to officially apologize to Korean victims who were coerced to render sexual services to Japanese military personnel before and during World War II (The Korean Council, 2021). The surviving…

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Trends in Anti-Nuclear Demonstrations in Japan: 2018-2020

10 March 2021

Anti-nuclear demonstrations are likely to rise in Japan as the country commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster on 11 March 2021. ACLED East Asia Research Manager Laura Sorica examines how anti-nuclear activism has remained a persistent source of mobilization across the country. © 2021 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED).…

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Demonstrations in East Asia in 2020 Over China’s Mongolian Language Policy

14 January 2021

China’s new education policy in Inner Mongolia sparked rare mass demonstrations across the province. ACLED Research Analyst Adam Miller and East Asia Research Manager Laura Sorica chart the surge in unrest and the state’s subsequent crackdown. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

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Hong Kong Demonstration Trends: 2018-2020

3 December 2020

Over the past few years, Hong Kong has been roiled by thousands of demonstrations. In this infographic, Research Analyst Josh Satre reviews key trends from ACLED’s expanded East Asia dataset. For more, see our updated East Asia Resources page featuring new analysis and an interactive dashboard. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project…

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