National Oct 21, 2014

Ministry advised to add moral education to official curriculum

The Central Council for Education has advised education minister Hakubun Shimomura to add moral education to the official curriculum of elementary and junior high schools, as urged by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The panel also recommended to Shimomura on Tuesday that the ministry introduce government-authorized ...

National / Politics Oct 21, 2014

S. Korea calls for 'transparency' in Japan's defense revision

South Korea's top security official told his Japanese counterpart Tuesday that Japan's ongoing revision of defense cooperation guidelines with the United States "should reflect neighboring countries' concerns and be carried out in a transparent way," the South Korean presidential office said. Kim Kwan-jin, chief of ...