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S. Korea Speaks Out Against Japan Textbook Phrasing of Island Dispute

South Korea has denounced a move by Japan to approve new middle school textbooks referring to a disputed set of islands in the Sea of Japan by the Japanese name only. The South Korean foreign ministry on Tuesday released a statement saying the textbooks distort history by claiming the disputed islands are Japanese, without explaining the history of the conflict over them. The ministry summoned Japan's ambassador in Seoul to complain about the textbooks, which were approved by Tokyo on...

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