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China protests Japanese schools teaching ‘Mein Kampf’

A spokesperson for China’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Japan’s approval of “Mein Kampf” as teaching material in the country’s schools risked sending the wrong message on fascism, “which must be eradicated without any ambiguity.” The Japanese government on Friday approved schools’ use of Adolf Hitler’s controversial autobiography “Mein Kampf.” The book has been banned in Germany since 1945 and was only allowed to be republished in 2016.

「中国外交部報道官のコメントについて:文部科学省

○ 平成29年4月14日に閣議決定された質問主意書に対する答弁書について,同月18日に行われた中国外交部定例記者会見において,日本国政府が,アドルフ・ヒトラーの著作「わが闘争」を学校教育において教材として用いることを選択した旨の誤解に基づく発言がありました。事実関係を確認せずになされた発言を正すべく,日本政府の立場を以下のとおり説明いたします。

○ 我が国においては、憲法に定める基本的人権の尊重や差別の禁止といった基本原則や、教育基本法に基づいて、人種に基づく差別等は絶対にあってはならないとの理念の下で教育活動を一貫して行っております。

○ 我が国の学校教育においてはナチス支配を批判的に評価することを通じて二度と悲惨な戦争を引き起こさないための学習の一環として「わが闘争」の一部を引用する場合には、あくまで否定的に引用した授業が行われており、こうした教育は、まさに憲法教育基本法等の趣旨に合致し、基本的人権の尊重といった憲法に定める基本原則の実現のために行われるものであります。

○ 文部科学省としては、このような立場を引き続き堅持し、人種に基づく差別などは絶対に許さないという意識をしっかりと定着させるための教育の充実を図ってまいります。

http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/other/1385087.htm

「Regarding the Comment by the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson」

With regards to the Cabinet Decision of April 14, 2017 as a response to a written question by a member of the Diet, during the regular press conference by the Chinese Foreign Ministry held on April 18, comments were made by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson based on misunderstanding as if the Government of Japan has selected to use “Mein Kampf” authored by Adolf Hitler as educational materials in school education. In order to set right the comments which were made without any confirmation of facts, we would like to explain the position of the Government of Japan as below:

In Japan, educational activities have been conducted consistent with the principle that there shall never be racial discrimination whatsoever, based on basic principles such as respect for fundamental human rights and prohibition of discrimination stipulated in the Constitution of Japan, as well as based on the Basic Act on Education.

When parts of “Mein Kampf” are quoted in our school education, it is obviously used in a negative context, as part of learning to never again cause such tragic war by critically reflecting Nazi rule. Such education adheres to the purport of the Constitution and the Basic Act on Education among others, and they are conducted in order to fulfil fundamental values such as respect for fundamental human rights stipulated in the Constitution.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology will continue to uphold this position and will continue to make efforts to improve education in order to firmly engrave in our consciousness that racial discrimination will never be tolerated.

April 24, 2017

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

http://www.mext.go.jp/en/news/topics/detail/1385088.htm

ヒトラー著書の教材使用「中国は誤解」 文科省HP掲載

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