Socializing Citizens: Education Policy
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One of the key set of institutions and public policy areas that illustrates a distinct intersection between the Japanese state and its citizens is education. Beginning in the Meiji era, when state consolidation and the effort to produce nationalist citizens began, Confucian nationalist narratives were an integral part of early education policy and the effort to inculcate citizens into a relationship with the government based upon the filial piety and loyalty. As this chapter illustrates, despite challenges to Confucian nationalism and a major overhaul of educational policy, this issue area remains as a site where the government has delineated and propagated the values on Confucian nationalism.
KeywordsMoral Education Filial Piety Liberal Democratic Party Junior High School Student Confucian Tradition
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