モロイ ユウイチ   Moroi Yuichi
  師井 勇一
   所属   明治大学  国際日本学部
   職種   特任講師
言語種別 英語
発行・発表の年月 2017/06
形態種別 エッセイ
標題 "'Here I Sit; I Can Do No Other': Conscientious Objection to the National Anthem in Japan and the US"
執筆形態 単著
掲載誌名 The Peace Chronicle
掲載区分国外
出版社・発行元 The Peace and Justice Studies Association
巻・号・頁 Spring-Fall, 2017,pp.19-23
概要 In this essay, I will examine the national anthem protest as a form of conscientious objection. Focusing on the cases of Colin Kaepernick in the US and school teachers in Japan, this essay will compare and contrast between the cases. I shall start with a number of obvious differences in the national anthem protest between the cases. Surprising similarities, however, do emerge when it comes to the control of behavior to the symbols of a nation and to the conscientious nature of the reasons behind the protest. We shall see how the conscientious action, seemingly an individual protest, is connected to the social with a sense of civic responsibility. This essay will find that while the minority protest to the national anthem seems individualistic and even anti-national (un-American or un-Japanese), their sense of civic responsibility makes the protest of individual conscience and conviction social in both countries.