National 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 ...

Lost education rescript is found

National Apr 8, 2014

Lost education rescript is found

Linked with prewar militaristic education in Japan, the original 1890 Imperial Rescript on Education issued by Emperor Meiji (1852-1912) has been found about half a century after going missing, the education ministry said Tuesday. The document, which was badly damaged in the 1923 earthquake that ...