Apr 4, 2017

Ministers back use of prewar imperial rescript as teaching material

Members of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet on Tuesday voiced their approval for using the prewar Imperial Rescript on Education as a teaching material, drawing criticism that the government is trying to bring back antiquated values. While the 1890 edict, which was used to promote ...

/ Mar 30, 2017

166 Japanese state secrets not documented, panel reports

Of the 443 state secrets designated by the government as of the end of 2015, 166 were not documented, an annual report by a parliamentary panel has showed. The undocumented secrets included those designated in advance when concrete information did not exist, and cases in ...