Tom and Minci at PPDE GA

The Current State of the Pirate Movement in Japan – an Interview

During the recent General Assembly of the national German Pirate Party in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz in April 2013 the Pirate Times met  Maru Tom and Chiaki Atsumi (Minci) from the Pirate Movement in Japan. With the technical help of our German sister publication the Flaschenpost and especially Holger Burbach, we are able to bring you an audio interview with them.

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Tom tells us why he is a Pirate

Minci tells us why she is a Pirate (in Japanese)


Featured image: CC BY-SA  Pirate Times

Andrew Reitemeyer

About Andrew Reitemeyer

I joined the Pirate Party of Lower Saxony in Germany in April 2012, once I found out that non citizens were welcome to join and become active members of the Party. I joined the Pirate Times soon after it was started as a proof reader and am now an editor and author. Since then I have returned to my native New Zealand and joined the Pirate Party of New Zealand. Politically I come from the libertarian left and have, up to now, not regarded any political party as having a solution for the democratic deficit that envelops the world. With the advent of the Pirate Party, which truly embraces grass roots democracy, I have found a political home. The Pirate Times is a way I can contribute to furthering the Pirate Movement around the world. Skype: frithogar