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Criticizing the rightward shift in Japanese textbooks Campaign poster

The covers of over 30 Japanese elementary school history textbooks were cut out with a knife to depict the image of Japanese soldiers armed with weapons such as guns and tanks at war.

The Japanese elementary school history textbooks describes distorted contents such as ‘Dokdo belongs to Japanese territory, and Korea is illegally occupying it.’, ‘The Russo-Japanese war gave hope of independence to many Asian countries.’

The future of Japanese youth who have learned the history of glorifying the war of imperialist aggression can lead to a revival of Japanese militarism.

Accordingly, VANK aims to inform the world of Japanese government’s militarism with these posters and to stop these policies.