Communist Shii Chairman Notice of Condolences Infringement of Freedom of Thought To absent from joint burial October 15, 18:41
At the joint burial of former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, who died last year, the Communist Party's chairman, Shii, said that it was a violation of his inner freedom after the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology issued a notice of condolences to national universities. He revealed his intention to cancel attending the joint burial.
At the joint burial of the former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone and the Liberal Democratic Party on the 17th, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology issued a notice of condolences to national universities on the 13th of this month, based on the approval of the Cabinet.
Regarding this, the Communist Party chairman Shii said at a press conference, "Whether or not to express condolence is a matter of inner freedom, and the state should not seek condolence or effectively enforce it. University autonomy It can also be an intervention or interference with such things, and can lead to various atrophy. "
On top of that, he said, "I have already issued a notice to attend Keisuke because I have no relation to the political party, but I cannot participate because the problem that violates my inner freedom has become clear." He said he would cancel his planned attendance at the joint burial.