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into the verge of ruin,” said Fuyushiba.

“Considering that the phrase ‘a mind that loves the nation’ was used in education during those times (in the 1930s and 1940s) there was a need for thorough discussion over whether that phrase should be included in the Fundamental Law of Education to be able to explain the reason (for choosing that same phrase) to the general public.”

Fuyushiba also expressed satisfaction that the bill does not refer to the current government as “the best ruling power,” a statement that once emerged during the course of discussions.

The ruling coalition also agreed to keep in the preamble that the bill’s aim is “to act on the spirit of the Constitution.”