May 26, 2015

Tokyo teachers win damages for anthem punishment

The Tokyo District Court has awarded hundreds of millions of yen in compensation to a group of teachers who were punished for refusing to sing the national anthem, the group said Tuesday as it condemned nationalism in education. The court ruled Monday that the ...

Sep 20, 2013

Censorship by education boards

It is extremely regrettable that boards of education are actively censoring history textbooks that have been approved by the ministry of education.

Jun 28, 2013

Texts that say teachers told to obey axed

The Tokyo board of education finds two textbooks inappropriate for high schools, as they state local governments are forcing teachers to sing the national anthem and hoist the Hinomaru flag.