Japanese High School Textbook Sparks Controversy

04/11/2002 | China Daily (Beijing)

Japan's education officials have reignited a year-old controversy by approving a textbook that some say glosses over Japan's role in WWII. A citizens' group has criticized the book for not mentioning the suffering caused on the Asian mainland by Japanese soldiers. The Republic of Korea spoke out against the book for saying a disputed, uninhabited island has traditionally belonged to Japan.

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