Despite the marginal adoption of its contentious history textbook, which critics say whitewashes Japan's wartime aggression, the group that compiled the book said Friday it now plans to pen a junior high school geography textbook.

The Japanese Society for History Textbook Reform also said it will consider editing other new textbooks on subjects that include home economics and Japanese for use in junior high schools.

The group was founded in 1997 by scholars and others who saw history textbooks then in use as self-denigrating. Tokyo-based Fusosha Publishing Inc. prints the revisionist history and civics studies textbooks written by members of the group.