Pyongyang, April 9 (KCNA) — The General Federation of Teachers
Organizations of south Korea reportedly held a meeting in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on April 4 to denounce Japan for its distortion of history in textbooks.
Speakers at the meeting warned that in case the distorted textbooks are used by Japanese students it will cause miserable consequences not only to the relations between south Korea and Japan but to the Japanese students.
Japan’s distortion of history in textbooks glaringly reveals its biased understanding of history and it is little short of a signal for calling back the departed soul of militarists, they added.
A statement of the federation was read out at the meeting.
A letter of protest to the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology was handed to the embassy.
The letter underscored the need not to forget the experience taught by history that education should be conducted on the basis of facts and truth and if it is influenced by any particular idea and political intention it will entail very miserable consequences. It strongly urged Japan to halt the distortion of history textbooks.
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