Japanese Kids' Exam Picks Up Dokdo Hot Potato

      June 21, 2016 12:49

      A recent mock exam taken by Japanese elementary school students included a question about Japan's flimsy colonial claim to Korea's Dokdo islets.

      Kyodo News on Monday said the exam compiled by a private publisher included a multiple-choice question asking students to choose which country "illegally occupies" Dokdo.

      The distractors were Russia, China and North Korea and the "correct" answer was South Korea.

      A staffer at the publisher told Kyodo, "All elementary school textbooks have sections on Dokdo. We made up the question according to the textbooks."

      The Abe administration in 2014 ordered textbook publishers to reflect Tokyo's views on the islets in their materials.

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