Scholars from Japan, South Korea and China warned against a resurgence of nationalism in Japan when they gathered at a symposium on history textbooks and related issues this week in Tokyo.

Satoshi Uesugi, a lecturer at Kansai University and secretary general of the Center for Research and Documentation on Japan’s War Responsibility, told the gathering that a group of nationalist historians who compiled a contentious history textbook in 2001 and others established a new organization in January to lobby for revision of the Fundamental Law of Education.

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