Japan: Goodbye, Confucius

Judging from a recent poll of the attitudes of youths aged 18 to 24, Confucius has just about had it in Japan, where his precepts have prevailed for centuries. Confucius may say respect your elders, obey the magistrate and do unto others, etc., but young Japanese seem too preoccupied with taking over university buildings and fashioning Molotov cocktails to pay him much heed. The poll, directed by Prime Minister Eisaku Sato's office and involving 3,400 youths, reported that:

> Fully 80% of those polled would not yield their seats on trains or...

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