30 Mar '11, 11am

Seoul on Wednesday protested over Japan textbooks that describe a cluster of rocky islets as Japanese-owned

Seoul on Wednesday protested over Japan textbooks that describe a cluster of rocky islets as Japanese-owned

South Korean protesters shout slogans during a rally against new Japanese textbooks in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on March 30, 2011. South Korea lodged a strong protest with Japan for approving new school textbooks laying claims to a disputed cluster of rocky outcroppings in the Sea of Japan (East Sea), known as Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in South Korea. The red banner reads 'The Japanese government should withdraw distortion of history!' -- PHOTO: AFP SEOUL - SOUTH Korea protested on Wednesday after Japan authorised new school textbooks that describe a disputed cluster of rocky islets as Japanese-owned. The outcrops in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) are known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan, and administered by Seoul, but Tokyo on Wednesday authorised a dozen school textbooks asserting its claim. Seoul says the islets 'clearly belong to us, histo...

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