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Support Taiwan! Taiwan is NOT Chinese territory!
Petition Background (Preamble):
The current international Map textbook (Teikoku Shoin・Tokyo Shoseki) used by 1.2 million Japanese junior high school students incorrectly describes that Japan returned Taiwan to China in 1945 therefore Taiwan is a territory of the People’s Republic of China.
Surprisingly, this textbook was qualified for an official approval of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.
Describing Taiwan as Chinese territory is a political propaganda of China to justify the Chinese invasion into Taiwan. How could Japan “renounce” sovereignty over Taiwan by San Francisco Peace Treaty concluded in 1951, IF Japan had has “returned” Taiwan to China in 1945?
These descriptions are clearly false since they do not agree to the opinion of the Japanese government and also to the reality that Taiwan is not under the rule of the People’s Republic of China.
Thus, on July 21st, we submitted a letter of demand regarding contents in map textbook, to the former Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan Tatsuo Kawabata, claiming to amend these false descriptions. These descriptions contradict the official approval standard of compulsory education textbook as well.
We exercise this online petition to demand the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan to amend them this year and to pass the accurate knowledge to future generation who will build the bridge of friendship between Japan and Taiwan.
We should not approve the textbook administration of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan accepting fabricated propaganda of China. We need your support!
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* The deadline of this petition is October 31st 2010.
* This petition will be submitted to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.
Friends of Lee Teng Hui Association in Japan
Taiwan Name Rectification Campaign headquarters
Nishi Building 2A 2-36-9 Hongo Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 113-0033 JAPAN
TEL：011-81-3-3868-2111(from outside of Japan)
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The Support Taiwan! Taiwan is NOT Chinese territory! petition to The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan Yoshiaki Takaki was written by Friends of Lee Teng-Hui Association in Japan and is in the category Education at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: taiwan，petition