The uyoku dantai are deranged right-wingers who ride around in black jeeps, play marching music and yell imperialist slogans.
An embarrassment which most people ignore, they possess a surprising amount of political influence through yakuza connections and bribery.
Their campaigning centers monotonously around increasing Japan’s military, kicking foreigners out, and making the Emperor the boss again.
In 1990, Nagasaki’s mayor was shot by an uyoku group after he publicly suggested that Japan take responsibility for WWII. In 1993, another group killed the parents of a magazine editor whose publication criticised Empress Michiko.