Change to ethics textbook has bakeries up in arms

Apr 18, 2017

Change to ethics textbook has bakeries up in arms

Controversy has been brewing after mention of a bakery in an elementary school ethics textbook was changed to a Japanese wagashi confectioner in response to suggestions from the education ministry that the publisher highlight “respect for tradition and culture.” Bakeries are furious and are ...

Feb 14, 2017

South Korea protests Japan's isle claim in school curriculum guidelines

Seoul has formally protested Japan’s claims over a pair of South Korean-controlled islets, after the education ministry unveiled curriculum guidelines that for the first time urge elementary and junior high schools to teach students the islets are “integral parts of Japanese territory.” The protest ...