2015 May Day Rally, Tokyo

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The May Day Rally is a global event that celebrates the introduction of workers' rights and is also known in some places as Labour day,
The date of May First was chosen for International Workers' Day to commemorate it origins in the labour union movement in Chicago at the end of the 19th century, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
The socialist and union movement in Japan is quite large though often unreported in mainstream media. Organisers of the may Day Rally in Tokyo said 28,000 people took part in noisy but good natured marches through central Tokyo. As well as workers' rights the marchers vented their frustrations at Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe's hawkish policies regarding the revision of the peace constitution and expanding the Japanese military's international role and his aims to restart and expand on Japan's nuclear generation policies that have been stalled since the meltdowns at Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant in March 2011
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