This article in the Japan Daily Press looks how textbooks will likely change to reflect the Japanese government’s position on territorial disputes.
Click here to view the official White House transcript of the April 24th, 2014 Joint Press Conference with President Obama and Prime Minister Abe. In this press conference, the two leaders commented on the issue of disputed territory and President Obama…
Japan’s social studies textbooks to include disputed territories reports the Japan Daily Press
Japan, Korea and Textbook History – This New York Times Opinion letter brings together reactions to the Time’s earlier piece (Jan 13, 2014) ‘Politicians and Textbooks’ which discusses efforts by Prime Minister Abe and President Park to alter the history in…
High school teaching manuals up for revision, to include Senkakus and Takeshima as Japanese territories – reports the Japan Daily Press
History textbook wars cross borders – This opinion piece in The Japan Times explores how Japan, Germany, China, and the US have confronted their history in textbooks and whether or not any of them have truly escaped promoting a political…
Japanese history to be mandatory during high school years reports the Japan Daily Press
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.”