Concern for Japan's democratic process

/ | Dec 27, 2014

Concern for Japan's democratic process

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Elections are the lifeblood of democracy. They represent an awesome empowerment — the right of citizens to peacefully overthrow their government and choose another. The prime minister called an election. He submitted his government to the judgment of the people. The election was held. ...

Determining good and evil, with the kids

/ | Nov 8, 2014

Determining good and evil, with the kids

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What is “moral education”? Assuming we more or less know what education is, try defining “moral.” The education ministry’s website takes a stab at it: “A heart-and-mind (kokoro) that values life, a heart-and-mind that is considerate toward others…” That’s unimpeachable as far as it ...