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May 29, 2012

Textbooks offer differing accounts of wartime events

Shorenstein APARC News

Japanese textbooks, long a subject of controversy, tend to actually present a dry, unpatriotic account of World War Two, says Daniel Sneider in a recent Nippon.com article. A comparative understanding of different textbook descriptions of the war, a focus of the Center's Divided Memories project, is one way to move toward lasting reconciliation in East Asia.