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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Saturday December 04, 2004
06:34 AM

Defining the terms of debate

[ #22136 ]
Dear Log,

«Mr Fujita is the most high-profile target of attempts by the Tokyo metropolitan government, led by governor Shintaro Ishihara, to enforce a law passed in 1999 making the flag and anthem de facto symbols of the Japanese state.

The then prime minister, Keizo Obuchi, promised that people would not be punished for refusing to observe the symbols, but in October 2003 the Tokyo government issued a directive threatening to punish rebel teachers.»

--"Japan charges man over anthem protest"