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Friday, August 07, 2009

Yokohama schools to use Controversial History Text

Schools in Yokohama will be using “nationalistic” history textbooks:

The textbook was mainly authored by a group of nationalistic scholars called the Japanese Society for History Textbook Reform, popularly known as Tsukurukai.

It is published by Tokyo publishing house Jiyusha.

The book has drawn international criticism chiefly from China and South Korea for allegedly playing down Japan’s militarist past and justifying its wartime role.

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