Shigenobu Fusako [重信房子] (b. 1945) – Japanese Communist Revolutionary


Original Chinese Language Article By:

(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)

Translator’s Note: Shigenobu Fusako is an extraordinary woman and a credit to Japan and the Japanese people.  Japan should throw-off the shackles of US neo-imperialism, and join China on a Socialist path. Shigenobu Fusako’s daughter is called ‘Mei Shigenobu’, and her father is believed to have been a Palestinian.  Although broughtup in Palestine – and involved in Revolutionary activity – no criminal charges have been brought against Mei Shigenobu – who can speak both Japanese and Arabic fluently. She spends much of her time travelling and lecturing about the appalling conditions that the Palestinian people are forced to endure at the hands of the Zionist Israeli Authorities. Due to her support for the Palestinians, the Israeli Embassies (and Zionist supporters) around the world, routinely complain and hinder Mei Shigenobu everywhere that she goes – but like her extraordinary mother – she does not let this bullying prevent her from her Revolutionary path.  ACW 8.1.2016

Shigenobu Fusako (commonly known in the West as ‘Fusako Shigenobu’) is a Communist Revolutionary currently in prison in Japan), who founded the Japanese Red Army (in Lebanon in 1971) as a means to pursue an armed uprising in the Middle East (on behalf of the Palestinians against the Zionist Israelis), in Japan (as a means to over-throw the monarchy, capitalism and US neo-imperialism), and the world (as a means to liberate the international working class from the oppressive shackles of international capitalism). This Revolutionary Movement (which was separate and distinct from the Japanese Communist Party) was particularly active during the 1970’s, becoming well-known around the world.


Shigenobu Fusako first started taking part in peaceful protest marches motivated by nationalist tendencies, but her father explained that nationalism had nearly destroyed Japan during WWII, and was too limited to save Japan as an isolated entity.  Instead, he advised his daughter that she should abandon nationalism and instead embrace the ‘internationalism’ of the Revolutionary Left (i.e. Marxist-Leninist).  Shigenobu Fusako began the study of Scientific Socialism and took-up the cause of armed rebellion, particularly with regard to directly confronting US neo-imperialism outside of Japan, and left to support the Palestinians in their righteous battle against Israeli Zionism. Following the JRA’s attack (together with Palestinians) on (the Israeli) Lod Airport in May 1972, Shigenobu Fusako wrote a poem to her daughter stating:

‘The greatest righteousness is unfilial, and family members will be punished as a consequence, never forget that this is the function of (Revolutionary) destiny.’

Shigenobu Fusako is considered a genius in leadership.  As a student Revolutionary in Japan and the Middle East, she soon rose-up through the ranks, gaining positions of authority and responsibility.  Following her return to Japan in 2000, (and her subsequent arrest and imprisonment in 2001), she is known to have successfully organised the other detained prisoners at the ‘Metropolitan Police Detention Centre’, to form a ‘Prisoners’ Union’.  It is said that she also persuaded some police officers to agitate for better working conditions – such is her charisma.  Although some people have speculated that she is dead due to ‘disappearing’ in the 1990’s, she is still alive in a prison in Japan.  As she was born on the 3rd of September, 1945, and is now 71 years old (in 2017).

©opyright: Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao) 2017.

Original Chinese Language text:

重信房子死了吗 重信房子的火箭筒照



二十岁时,开始参加学生运动,一开始只是采用和平手段的抗议 。但父亲对她说:“不流血的革命是不会成功的。”并教育她“跳出民族主义的圈子,成为国际主义者。”从此重信房子才走上暴力革命的道路,坚信“武装斗争是最大的宣传”,并义无反顾离开日本,去当时反美斗争的最前线中东。罗德机场袭击事件后,重信末夫还写过一首诗送给女儿,内有“大义不孝,大义灭亲,尽天命”等字。



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