The Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan criticized an American textbook that he said inaccurately depicted Japans actions during World War II, opening a new front in a battle to sway American views of the country’s a wartime history. Mr. Abe also pledged to increase efforts to fight what he referred to as “mistaken views a broad concerning Japan’s wartime actions, when the Japanese military conquered much of Asia.” A high school textbook that was published by McGraw-Hill Education was singled out by Mr. Abe. He said that it contained the sort of negative portrayals that Japan must do more combat. In particular, he objected to a description of women forced to work in Japanese military brothels during the war, a highly fraught issue in Japan and elsewhere in Asia. McGraw-Hill defended its textbook, saying the information in the textbook is supported by historical facts.
I feel as though the prime minister has every right to be able to express his concerns about his country’s history. I was always told that there are always two sides to a story. I’m not saying that the information that our in our history books are one hundred percent incorrect. However, I do believe that some important information may not have been mentioned. Take African American history and the civil rights movement for an example. There were a lot of facts that I didn’t know about slavery until I researched it on my own. As well as underrepresentation of our successes as a race. I think that every race, ethnicity, and culture’s history should be told truthfully.