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Selection of school textbooks

  • September 6, 2017
  • , NHK
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Postcard received by the Nagoya school demanding it stop using the history textbook

NHK’s “Close-up Gendai+” reported on the issue of school textbook selection in Japan, saying that a number of people are directly complaining to schools and municipalities that adopt certain textbooks. The program said thousands of postcards were sent to a private school in Nagoya to protest its adoption of a state-certified history textbook that mentions the comfort women issue. The program also reported on the issue of transparency in the process of selecting school textbooks.

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