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The national language is “the crystallization of national thought and impression” and is inseparably related to the people’s thought and spirit. Now is the time to relearn Japanese language textbooks filled with love based on moral values. It has been reprinted.
The base text of this book, “Shogōka Kokugo” 5-8, is a Japanese language textbook for elementary school fifth and sixth graders during the war.
Before and during the war, education used a method called “systematic learning.” This is an education that emphasizes making children think firmly about “why is it so?” In contrast, post-war education is “problem-solving learning.”
“Problem-solving learning” is the same as a quiz, learning to memorize predetermined answers.
“Systematic learning” as an educational method has been established and continued in Japan since the Edo period or even much earlier. However, the GHQ avoided the fact that the Japanese were becoming an extremely superior race, and tried to promote the deterioration of the Japanese by reforming the contents and systems of Japanese education all at once. As a result, children who grew up in the post-war “problem-solving education” learned only to answer predetermined answers, and did not have the thought process to think for themselves and create the future. It is said
The basic rule that is the premise of “systematic learning” is “a moral spirit and a loving heart.”
Language is not just a tool for expressing ideas. The national language is the crystallization of national thoughts and impressions. It is inextricably linked to the thoughts and spirit of the nation. And those ideas and spirits must always have “love” at the root, according to the guideline of the time.
This book does not lean towards militarism, as is often said, nor does it force a sense of values. It is repeatedly stated that there is a “cultivation of the heart of love” and that love is always brought about by a moral spirit.
In recent years, Japanese language education has set educational goals such as “cultivating the ability to think, judge, and express”. When I say that, people say, “It’s outrageous to force a child to have a sense of values.”
Judgments and responses must first have a moral sense of value, as a premise of what is valued and what is considered beautiful.
I think that is where the significance of studying the old Japanese textbooks lies. It’s not a right-and-wrong debate about what’s right. Rather than arguing about right and wrong, we should learn that we are Japanese and that we are in a society that values morality. Excerpt from this book commentary “The meaning of re-learning ‘primary Japanese language'” (Yoshiyuki Onagi)
Title: [Reprint Edition] Elementary Japanese Language [High School Edition] Author: Ministry of Education
Commentary: Yoshiyuki Onagi
Specifications: A5 average, 384 pages
Body: 2500 yen (excluding tax)
Publisher: Heart Publishing
Product URL: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4802401027/
[Reprint edition] Elementary Japanese language [Middle school edition] is also reprinted at the same time.
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