The House of Representatives Cabinet Committee conducted hearings Tuesday in Sapporo and Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, on the government-proposed bill to recognize the Hinomaru as the national flag and “Kimigayo” as the anthem.

At both venues, scholars and education officials presented their views regarding the proposed legislation.

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