In a letter addressed to Japanese Education Minister Kisaburo Tokai, the "Korean Federation of Teachers' Associations" said the following:
"The move by the Japanese government to asert its territorial claim to Dokdo in the curriculum handbook for teachers is an act of usurpation of the sovereignty and the territory of the Republic of Korea."I think Korea's teachers' union should apologize to the world for making such a ridiculous demand. Also, I think Korean President Lee Myeong-bak should apologize for making "Dokdo" an issue after having said just a little over a month ago that he would put aside historical differences with Japan to improve ties.
Korean presidents seem to have a hard time remembering the promises they make, but President Lee seems to be having an especially hard time remembering what he said to Japan about historical isssues and what he said to the United States about US beef imports.