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4/5/2006

Update on Masuda Sensei

Filed under: — Owen @ 5:11 am Print

A brief update on the case of Masuda Miyako, the Tokyo middle school teacher who was suspended for having her pupils write a letter of apology addressed to South Korean president, Roh Moo-hyun. According to the Hangyoreh newspaper yesterday it seems that she has now been sacked. The grounds appear to be that she has not reconsidered her actions and is ‘unfit’ to be employed as a civil servant, although she has not lost her teacher’s licence.

She responded: “Japan is said to be a democratic country, but in fact, although it doesn’t employ blatant violence, it is nevertheless no different to a totalitarian state.” She also says that she will continue to fight her dismissal.

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