"The description of Dokdo was dropped from the latest edition of the high school teachers' guidebook. Instead, it adopted an ambiguous expression calling for a deeper understanding of Japan's territorial problems,'' the source said.How can Japanese students get "a deeper understanding of Japan's territorial problems" if the Japanese government is afraid to mention the name of the territory in a teaching guidebook? The message to Japanese teachers seems to be "teach that we have territorial problems, but do not to mention Takeshima."
If the information in the article is true, then the Japanese government seems to have been cowed by Korea. Who is writing Japan's educational guidebooks, Japan or Korea?