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Friday, July 01, 2005

Parent's say "NO" to warped textbook

Yeah! Here are some parents putting their collective foot down and telling the right-wing neo-nutjobs to stop messing with history!

A group of residents in Tokyo's Suginami Ward asked a district court Friday to order the local government not to adopt controversial textbooks for history and social studies for junior high school students, saying they justify Japan's past military aggressions.

In a complaint filed with the Tokyo District Court, the plaintiffs said the textbooks, published by Fusosha Publishing Inc., run counter to the ideas of the Japanese Constitution and the Fundamental Law of Education and will have a serious impact on students' minds.

The central government's approval of the textbooks, edited by members of the Japanese Society for History Textbook Reform, have stirred anti-Japan sentiment in other Asian countries, who insist they gloss over Japan's wartime atrocities.

A 52-year-old plaintiff said, "We have decided to file the suit as we do not want our children to use them."

Suginami Ward is planning to adopt the textbooks in early August.

Now it is time to get rid of the morons that actually wanted to use the books!