Friday, March 30, 2007

another possible history textbook controversy

once again, a possible history textbook controversy is expected. Japan orders history books to remove reference to forced wartime suicide. It is obvious that there exist different opinions from the same past in the Japanese society. This action actually reminds me of the Korean government handling Gogurye controversy through revision of Korean history textbooks.

1 comment:

Sayaka said...

It's really much worse than the Koguryo controversy: WWII is not that long ago. I really have no idea what the government wants to do with its history.

By the way, this is Seoul's reaction to this time's textbook revision as we could expect:
Seoul denounces Tokyo's approval of textbook describing S.Korean islets as Japanese territory, Yonhap News