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Lynne Parmenter, Mitsuharu Mizuyama & Kazuya Taniguchi

In: The SAGE Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy

Chapter 15: Citizenship Education in Japan

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Citizenship Education in Japan
Citizenship education in japan
LynneParmenter, MitsuharuMizuyama and KazuyaTaniguchi

The purpose of this chapter is to give an overview of the development and current state of citizenship education in Japan. After a brief review of the history of citizenship education in Japan in the first section, citizenship education policy and curriculum are considered in some detail in the second and third sections. The fourth section deals with the everyday practice of citizenship education in Japanese schools, as opposed to explicit policy and curriculum, and the final section highlights a few of the main issues that face citizenship education in Japan.

A Historical Overview of Citizenship and Citizenship Education in Japan

The beginning of the modern nation of Japan is generally dated to the Meiji Restoration of ...

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