Changes to Japanese history textbook anger S.Korea

South Korea has lodged a protest against a Japanese school textbook's description of a dispute between the two nations. The reference is among changes to textbooks ordered by Japanese education authorities.

Changes to Japanese history textbook anger S.Korea

Japan's Education Ministry instructed the publisher of a high school textbook to change its description of a territorial dispute over a group of islands, known as Dokdo by South Korea, and as Takeshima in Japan.

The draft said the islands sovereignty was in dispute, but the ministry changed that to say the islands were Japan's but were also claimed by Korea.

In Seoul, a Foreign Ministry spokesman described the change as an attempt by Japan to gloss over its history and its invasion of Korea. In their annual review of school textbooks, Japanese authorities requested changes of most references over border disputes with South Korea and China.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16