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2013 August 14 - 20 [EDUCATION]

JCP demands halt to recall of supplementary text depicting 1923 mass murder of Koreans

August 15, 2013
The Japanese Communist Party Yokohama City Assembly members group on August 14 urged the city education board to stop recalling a supplementary reader for public schools which mentions the massacre of Korean and Chinese in the aftermath of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake.

The Yokohama City Board of Education provides the supplementary reading material, which consists of various topics regarding Yokohama’s natural environment and history, to first-year students of city-run junior high schools every year.

At a city assembly session in July 2012, a Liberal Democratic Party representative attacked the supplementary textbook for stating that “organized slaughter of Korean and Chinese residents” occurred in Yokohama after the 1923 Kanto earthquake.

When the LDP assemblyperson requested the education board head to revise the accounts and withdraw the booklet from junior high schools, the head accepted the request.

The city’s education board, then, collected 12,000 out of 27,000 books distributed to public junior high schools last year. This year’s material describes the incident by replacing the word “slaughter” with “killing”.
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