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Tomoko Ako

Tomoko Ako is an associate professor at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Born in 1971, she received her bachelor's degree in Chinese from the Department of Foreign Languages at the Osaka University of Foreign Studies, completed a master's program at Nagoya University's Graduate School of International Development and earned her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. She researches social change in modern China.

It so happens that Pu is a close friend of mine, and I have worked with many other friends to facilitate his release. However, there are many other people in China besides Pu who have been deprived of their constitutionally protected freedom of speech, assembly and association after coming under suspicion.

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