December 4th, 2009


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Частенько приходиццо чейтать: ах мол на западе таблицу Менделеева называют просто периодической ситстемой, ах мо там русских забылиЮ там неправильно упоминули, там медведы с балайками по улицам ходят. Ну и прчие прелести РЛО-дискурса.

А вот на Дальнем Востоке не вздыхают, а работают:
Instead of getting angry, we should let the world know the truths and facts about our country. Authors of the foreign textbooks must not have intentionally included wrong information on Korea. Outdated or wrong data and information and prejudices about Korea might have led them to do so. Japan has made strenuous efforts and spent a lot of money to address incorrect information about itself contained in foreign textbooks. In 1958, Japan set up the Information Center for International Education under the Foreign Ministry, which has since been analyzing some 20,000 textbooks used in countries around the world. It has provided latest information and data, urging the concerned parties to correct misguided facts and descriptions.

As a result, the ratio of incorrect information on Japan, which stood at 80 percent in the 1950s, went down to 10 percent in Europe, 8 percent in the United States, 2 percent in Australia, and 30 percent in Southeast Asia in the 1980s, according to a 1984 report of the Foreign Ministry. In our case, there are only six full-time staffers at the Academy of Korean Studies who handle foreign textbook issues. It is pitiful that they would need at least 66 years to analyze all of the 19,000 textbooks they have collected.