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The Ehime prefectural board of education has adopted a controversial history textbook written by a group of mainly nationalistic scholars for use at three public junior high schools opening next spring.

The six-member board unanimously approved the textbook, most of which was written by scholars belonging to the Japanese Society for History Textbook Reform, at a regular committee meeting Thursday despite sharp criticism from China and South Korea that the textbook glosses over Japan’s wartime atrocities.

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