Patriotism in Japanese schools breeds controversy

The following link is video by France 24.


"Singing the pre-World War II national anthem in schools is compulsory since a few years, but some parents and teachers worry about patriotism becoming nationalism."

In this video, Ms. Kimiko Nezu objects to militarism.


Monday, March 31, 2008

On March 31, 2008, we have the VICTORY in our hands!

TMBE (Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education) issued the disciplinary notification to Ms. Nezu, that is "suspension for 6 months and job relocation".
This is really unjust and outrageous disciplinary action, however they could not FIRE Ms. Nezu as already announced.
This is a real proof of the power of international solidarity. Thank you so much for your heartfelt support!

Here is the link to the TBS news on April 1 compiled by members of Committee to Stop Firing of Nezu and Kawarai with English subtitles.

Here is a Japan Times article that covered the event on March 31st.

Here is a article by the staff of Peace Philosophy Centre on March 4th.