Japan officials ask McGraw-Hill to 'correct' history textbook

Japan officials ask McGraw-Hill to 'correct' history textbook

In the latest salvo from an increasingly confident conservative regime in Tokyo bent on revisionism, officials have requested that a US author and his publisher remove historic references to Japan's war time sex slaves from a history textbook.

The publisher of Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past by Jerry H Bentley and Herbert Ziegler, McGraw-Hill Education, has declined the request, according to a statement issued to the Wall Street Journal.

The diplomats from Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) petitioned McGraw-Hill to change sections of a book used in Ameri...

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