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 Take urgent measures so that all students can graduate high school: JCP  (March 12, 2009)
 Citizens’ group criticizes revised textbook screening system (January 22, 2009)
 Stop scholarship loan program for students from being turned into student loan business (November 9, 2008 )
 Government encourages school trips to Yasukuni Shrine (September 20, 2008)
 Teachers, parents discuss education to open a future for children (August 22-25, 2008)
 JCP proposes cuts in expensive tuitions (April 17, 2008)
 Okinawa urges government to reinsert the fact of ‘military coercion’ in textbooks (April 17, 2008)
 Citizens call for nationwide academic test to be cancelled (April 4, 2008)
 Education Ministry revises guideline to force teachers to ensure that pupils sing ‘Kimigayo’ (March 30, 2008)
 Ministry officials were at a military space meeting (March 27, 2008)
 Tokyo ordered to pay 27.6 million yen over ‘Kimigayo’ suit (February 8, 2008)
 Rally held to demand revocation of education ministry instruction on wartime accounts in textbooks (December 4, 2007)
 Pro-Yasukuni forces have dominant influence over Education Ministry’s history textbook screening policy (October 25, 2007)
 29 local assemblies on mainland have adopted resolutions calling for withdrawal of government textbook screening policy (October 21, 2007)
 JCP Shii promises to make efforts to block distortion of history in solidarity with Okinawans (October 17, 2007)
 Okinawans make representations to textbook publishers and education ministry (October 17, 2007)
 Okinawans make representations to government requesting retraction of textbook screening policy (October 16, 2007)
 Upgrading moral education to regular school subject to be shelved (October 16, 2007)
 110,000 Okinawans in unison demand textbooks depict historical facts (September 30, 2007)
 Adachi Ward to stop school budget allocation in proportion to test scores (September 26, 2007)
 Japan’s public expenditure on education ranks second to last: OECD report (September 20, 2007)
 It is unacceptable for the government to deny historical fact of wartime ‘mass suicide’ in Okinawa[Editorial] (September 14, 2007)
 Tokyo adopts infamous rightist history and civics textbooks (July 27, 2007)
 Textbook authors demand correction of account of wartime ‘mass suicide’ in Okinawa (July 26, 2007)
 Court dismisses teachers’ claim over ‘Kimigayo’ (July 20, 2007)
 Okinawa vice governor calls on Education Ministry to retract textbook screening policy (July 5, 2007)
 Ex-teachers in ‘Kimigayo’ lawsuit appeal to higher court (July 3, 2007)
 Withdraw order to distort history in textbooks![Editorial] (June 25, 2007)
 Okinawa Prefectural Assembly unanimously declares military forced Okinawans into ‘mass suicide’ (June 23, 2007)
 JCI cancels contract with education ministry for program to show pro-Yasukuni DVD in schools (June 22, 2007)
 Three adverse education bills forcibly enacted (June 21, 2007)
 Tokyo teachers in ‘Kimigayo’ suit to appeal to higher court (June 21, 2007)
 Okinawa Prefectural Assembly Committee unanimously adopts draft resolution protesting against government textbook screening policy (June 20, 2007)
 90,000 signatures submitted in protest against government attempt to distort history of the battle of Okinawa (June 16, 2007)
 Okinawans rally against history textbook revision (June 10, 2007)
 International panel to investigate Japanese teachers’ status (June 1, 2007)
 Wartime Mass suicide-experienced Okinawan village protests government textbook screening that denies forced ‘mass suicide’ (May 30, 2007)
 JCP Inoue calls for small-sized classes and increase in education budget (May 23, 2007)
 3 education bills hastily passed through Lower House (May 19, 2007)
 JCP Ishii urges government to immediately cancel program showing pro-Yasukuni DVD video in schools (May 18, 2007)
 Okinawa cities call on government to rescind order to remove from textbooks account of wartime ‘mass suicide’ (May 16, 2007)
 Shii discusses JCP’s political tasks in preparation for Upper House election (April 26, 2007)
 Bills to allow state to interfere in education must be scrapped: JCP Ishii (April 18, 2007)
 National achievement test: Government aims at neo-liberal reform in education (April 15, 2007)
 Tokyo punishes another 35 teachers for refusing to stand for Hinomaru and Kimigayo (March 31, 2007)
 Education ministry orders revision of war history in textbook (March 31 & April 2, 2007)
 8 million signatures calling for improvements in education submitted to Diet (February 24, 2007)
 Controversial ordinance bills on education forced through Osaka Assembly (March 22 & 24, 2012)
 Gov’t textbook screening makes many revised descriptions vague (March 27 & 28, 2013)
 Grad students survey displays their financial difficulties (December 24 & 25, 2013)

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