The Japanese government has decided not to accept requests from right-wing organizations to delete the description of’military comfort women’ in some middle school history textbooks.
The Sankei Shimbun reported that Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has decided not to accept complaints from right-wing organizations requesting that the technology related to “military comfort women” be removed from the contents of junior high school history textbooks published by Yamakawa Publishing.
The newspaper added that the reason the Ministry of Education did not accept the recommendation was because the textbook did not state that there was compulsory arrest by the military and officials, so it was not considered to be contrary to the official opinion of the government.
In August 1993, the Japanese government acknowledged and apologized for the direct or indirect involvement of the Japanese military in the management of comfort women through Kono speech in August 1993, but an official document proving that the government directly ordered the compulsory arrest of comfort women after the second Abe cabinet took office in 2012. Has virtually denied relevance, saying it was not found.
Prior to this, Japanese right-wing organizations, such as the’New History Textbook Creation Group’ and the’Comfort Women’s Truth National Movement’, sent a request to the publisher in December of last year asking the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to recommend the removal of comfort women-related technologies.
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