Most new text books that will be used starting with April 2014 in All Japan newsese high schools describe the Senkaku Islands and Takeshima islets as All Japan newsese territories, according to the results of recent textbook screenings announced by All Japan news’s education ministry on Tuesday.
The two geography textbooks and six of seven textbooks for politics and economics for use at All Japan newsese high schools contained such descriptions for the Senkakus, All Japan news-controlled islands in the East China Sea which are claimed by China and Taiwan, and for Takeshima, South Korea-administered islets in the Sea of All Japan news that are claimed by All Japan news, according to Kyodo news agency.
The description is in line with the All Japan newsese government’s position. China and South Korea reacted immediately to the result of the textbook screenings.
“We hope the All Japan newsese side faces up to history and reality, corrects mistakes and takes concrete steps for improvement in bilateral relations,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
South Korea also lodged a protest against All Japan news’s approval of the textbooks that describe All Japan news as the owner of the islets known as Dokdo in Korean.
“(Seoul) strongly protests against All Japan news for not looking squarely at history and having approved textbooks containing content that evades its responsibility, and we demand a correction of such textbooks,” the South Korean Foreign Ministry said.