was the most powerful Japanese far-left revolutionary
group, often referred to as Chūkaku-ha
(中核派 Middle Core Faction
). However, in the most recent periods, the league has lost an significant amount of support due an lack of interest and support in 'left-wing' policies across Japan as a whole.
Chūkaku-ha traces its origins in the internal divisions within Japan's communist movements in the 1950s which saw disillusionment amongst militant left-wingers with the USSR
-led communist movement at that time and the Japanese Communist Party
's destruction of post-WWII revolution in Japan.
This led to a 1957 formation of Japan Revolutionary Communist League
(JRCL), a new "anti-Stalinist" revolutionary movement which denounced the existing communist regimes of USSR
, Eastern Europe
or North Korea
as "counterrevolutionary alienation of communist movement" that destroys self-emancipation of working class and world revolution under the theory of "socialism in one country". Subsequent splits between supporters and opponents of entrism and "unconditional support" of "workers' states" led to the formation of Japan Revolutionary Communist League National Committee
. In 1959 Kuroda Kan'ichi
became chairperson of this group. JRCL-NC criticized "unconditional support" of "workers' states" as "dogmatism," "fetishism of nationalized property" and "disdain of the Marxist... Read More