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KFTA and KTU (Korean Teachers and Education Workers’ Union) together with ACFTU (All China Federation of Trade Unions) and JTU (Japan Teachers’ Union) hosted ‘The 3rd Korea-China-Japan Peace Textbook Exchange Peace Conference’ with the theme of ‘How we will Teach Modern and Contemporary East Asian History’ at KFTA conference room on September 20th~22nd.
Teaching case studies including ‘Ahn Chung-geun (Korean martyr for independence from Japanese colonial rule) and Peace Education’ by KFTA, ‘Peace Education for Solving Korea-China-Japan’s Conflicts in History’ by KTU, ‘Atomic bombing at Hiroshima and Nagasaki’ by JTU, and ‘The Summer of 1945’ by ACFTU were presented.
As the final program of the conference, 15 teachers from China and Japan visited the ‘House of Sharing’ where Japanese colonial era war time sex slave survivors reside.
Those 15 teachers viewed 20 minute long documentary movie and had conversation with the elderly.
Fei Xiuli, a teacher of highschool of Peking University said, “I felt bad for the young girls who were enslaved.”
Yoshida Junichi, a Japanese teachers said, “As a Japanese citizen I feel responsible for the war and I will teach about the history of sex slaves in Japan.”