|calendar>>April 19. 2010 Juch 99|
KCNA Blasts Japan's Ambition for Territorial Expansion
| Pyongyang, April 19 (KCNA) -- It was reported that Tok Islets would be marked as part of Japan's territory in textbooks of all social subjects to be used at elementary schools of Japan from 2011.
According to the information officially announced recently by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan about the textbooks that reportedly passed through the "committee for examining the results of textbook screening," Tok Islets are formally marked as part of "Japan's territory" in textbooks of five subjects for elementary schoolers and maps have the islets marked inside the boundary of Japan's territorial waters.
This indicates the next phase of realizing the Japanese reactionaries' militarist ambition as it is part of their militarist moves being stepped up according to their state strategy for stoking the idea of overseas aggression generation after generation.
The education of the younger generation guarantees the future of a country and the policy of its ruling authorities at a corresponding time is reflected in the contents of the education.
It is Japan's important policy goal to infuse the militarist idea of overseas aggression into the rising generation and hurl it into a war of overseas aggression.
It is precisely for this reason that Japan worked out contents of education and policy in such a way as to extol the "advantages" of the Yamato nation and eulogize a war and depicted the invasion of Asia by the Imperial Japanese Army as a "just liberation war".
In new guidelines on teaching for elementary and middle schoolers Japan officially announced that it would designate Tok Islets as part of the territory of Japan.
It also mulls re-designating Tok Islets as part of the territory of Japan in textbooks of all social subjects in the wake of doing so in textbooks of three subjects already in use at elementary schools. This has brought into bolder relief the attempt of Japan to orientate the overall education of the rising generation to instilling the idea of reinvasion into it.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology is playing the role of a shock brigade in instilling the idea of grabbing other's territories into the younger generation.
The ministry has openly asserted from long ago that the part dealing with Tok Islets should be rewritten in all new textbooks to be published according to the so-called "screening principle" which calls for bringing home to youngsters the fact that Tok Islets are part of territory of Japan.
It defined it as a duty of middle schools to teach the students that Tok Islets are part of an inviolable territory of Japan and underscored the "need to deepen the students' understanding of the territory of Japan."
Not a few successive authorities of the ministry asserted that "all Japanese students should be taught Tok Islets are part of Japan's territory," "there are too many self-tormenting textbooks in Japan" and "it is very good that such expressions as comfort women for the army and forcible drafting dwindled in the textbooks". The present minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, too, did not bother to say that Tok Islets are "part of the inviolable territory of Japan".
It is the true aim sought by the Japanese reactionaries to systematically implant the ambition for territorial expansion into the rising generation, let it nurture revanchism with a militarist view on history and thus play a leading role in launching reinvasion of Asia.
It is tragedy that Japan is oblivious of the lesson taught by its past defeat.
Militarism will invite nothing but destruction.
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