The South Korean government on Wednesday lodged an official complaint over Japanese school textbooks' description of territorial disputes between the two countries.
The Foreign Ministry summoned Takashi Kurai, the Japanese Embassy's deputy chief of mission in Seoul, to deliver a letter of protest, the Chosun Ilbo reported Wednesday.
According to the latest review of school texts by Japan's Education Ministry on Tuesday, 15 out of 21 approved textbooks refer to the Dokdo islands as Japanese territory. The islands are referred to as Takeshima in Japan.
South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho Tai-young said in a statement, "The Korean government lodges a strong protest with Japan over its approval of high-school textbooks with content that does not squarely face history while disregarding Tokyo's responsibility."
He added there is "no future for those who close their eyes to history," the Chosun Ilbo reported.© Japan Today