Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict
Tokyo (AFP) – Japan’s century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing children in an Osaka kindergarten enthusiastically reciting it.
A cabinet decision allowing schools to teach the long-banished edict, which was used to promote militarism in the 1930s and 1940s, has delighted hardcore nationalists but left many Japanese scratching their heads. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.