High court upholds reprimand to teacher over anthem

The Tokyo High Court threw out an appeal by a teacher who was punished for refusing to play the national anthem on the piano at a school function.

Here is a quote from the presiding judge.

“Public servants’ freedom of thought and conscience are subject to restraint when working.”

I sure am glad I quit my job as a teacher at Prefectural University of Kumamoto. I may have had my thought and conscience restrained.

Japan Today – News – High court upholds reprimand to teacher over anthem

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