JAPAN: Rebuff for the Premier

Japan's Teachers Union is half a million strong and dominated by Communists. Some of its members use the Communist Party newspaper Akahata as a text in classes, organize their adolescent charges into party cells, on occasion contribute from their meager (average $53 monthly) salaries to the financing of anti-U.S. movies.

To clean up this situation, Premier Yoshida last winter instructed Education Minister Shigeo Odachi to draft legislation outlawing the teaching of Communism in the nation's schools. Odachi—former Home Minister and boss of Japan's infamous wartime police, who was barred from public...

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