Lowering the flag: democracy, authority and rights at Tokorozawa High School

@article{Aspinall2001LoweringTF,
  title={Lowering the flag: democracy, authority and rights at Tokorozawa High School},
  author={Robert W. Aspinall and Peter Cave},
  journal={Social Science Japan Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={4},
  pages={77-93}
}
In April 1998, the students ofTokorozawa High School in Saitama drew intensive media attention when they boycotted the school entrance ceremony and organized an alternative eventThe dispute was sparked by the principal's insistence that the de facto national flag (Hinomoru) and anthem (Kimigayo) should be used at the ceremony following orders from the Ministry of Education.The students objected that the controversial symbols, with their wartime associations, should not be imposed without their… 
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