DPRK accuses Japan of grabbing islets by revising textbook

20:16, April 19, 2010      

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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Monday accused Japan of marking Tok Islets as part of Japan's territory in its textbooks to be used at elementary schools of Japan from 2011.

According to the official KCNA, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan officially announced Tok Islets are formally marked as part of Japan's territory in textbooks reportedly approved by the Committee for Examining the Results of Textbook Screening, and the islets have been marked inside the boundary of Japan's territorial waters on the map.

The action which will infuse the militarist idea to the younger generation indicates the Japanese authority's militarist ambition of overseas aggression and its political goal of playing a leading role in launching re-invasion of Asia, the news agency said.

"It is a tragedy that Japan is oblivious of the lesson taught by its past defeat, and militarism will invite nothing but destruction," the KCNA said.

The Tok Islets, which is located in the Sea of Japan has been a controversial issue for centuries. South Korea and Japan both declare sovereignty of it, which is now controlled by the former.

Source: Xinhua


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