Junichi Nakamine, an executive director of the Japan Baking Industry Association comprised of 21 major bread manufacturers. Bakeries have objected after a textbook publisher changed "a bakery" that appears in an elementary school ethics textbook to "a Japanese-style wagashi confectioner" in response to suggestions the education ministry made in light of the "respect for tradition and culture" requirement under a curriculum for ethics classes. (Mainichi Shimbun)© Japan Today
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It's like we're told that bakeries are unfit for Japanese culture. I feel offended. Baker and patissier rank high among professions that elementary school girls want to become when they grow up. I won
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