The following news article comes from today's Yomiuri Online. I learned of the news from Naver's "Enjoy Korea" Web site, which is a Korean site. The news has not been reported on Japanese TV. I do not understand why most Japanese media ignore this kind of news, but it seems the Koreans never fail to report it for the Japanese.
The Education, Science and Technology Ministry will incorporate a description
of the Takeshima islets in the Sea of Japan, over which Japan and South Korea
claim sovereignty, as "Japanese territory" in its handbook on the revised
curriculum guideline for social studies classes at middle schools, The Yomiuri
Shimbun learned Saturday. (May. 18, 2008 The Yomiuri Shimbun)
I am glad to hear that our government has finally started doing its job.