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Articles by Masao Sugiura

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Sugiura Masao was born in 1914, started work as an apprentice type picker in a Tokyo printworks at a young age. At 21 he was one of the leaders of the Tokyo printworkers strike committee which became the nucleus of the printworkers club which continued through the war period. Sugiura was arrested in 1942 for union activism and not released until October 1945. In the postwar period he continued his union activism and eventually became General Secretary of the All Japan Print and Publishing Workers Union. He published extensively on union building and activism. Against the Storm: How Japanese Printworkers Resisted the Military Regime, 1935-1945, is published by Interventions Incorporated, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 2019.