Japanese history to be mandatory during high school years reports the Japan Daily Press
A Shifting View of Japanese History – This New York Times article compares excerpts from two Japanese Textbooks – Tokyo Shoseki (the most popular ninth grade text) and Ikuhosha (a conservative text)
In Textbook Fight, Japan Leaders Seek to Recast History – This New York Times article explores Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s renewed efforts to change history textbooks and increase patriotism.
This article in the Japan Daily Press discusses the recall of books that described the massacre of Koreans by the Japanese in 1923. According to this article, the Yokohama Board of Education said this text “can cause a misunderstanding.”
South Korea to ask Japan to ‘correct’ school textbooks referring to disputed islands – reports the Japan Daily Press.