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Monday, 9 July, 2001, 11:45 GMT 12:45 UK
Picture gallery: Textbook protests
The South Korean Government has accused Japan of duplicity for refusing to revise history textbooks that have offended Japan's Asian neighbours.

Critics say the eight middle-school history books, approved by Japan in April, whitewash crimes committed by Japan during its occupation of the Korean peninsula from 1910-1945.

Demonstrators were confronted by South Korean riot police protecting the Japanese embassy on Monday
Demonstrators were confronted by South Korean riot police protecting the Japanese embassy on Monday

This woman was forced to work as a
This woman was forced to work as a "comfort woman" providing sex for Japanese soldiers during WW II

This protester is defacing the Japanese flag with blue paint
Japan has made some revisions to the textbook but protesters say more changes are needed

Anti-Japanese activist with 'Boycott Japanese goods' banner
Anti-Japanese activists want the South Korean Government to step up pressure on its neighbour

Other banners on display also call for a boycott of Japanese goods and warn against the distortion of history
Other banners on display also call for a boycott of Japanese goods and warn against the distortion of history

Demonstrators outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Monday.
Seoul says it cannot accept the "duplicity" of Japan's position

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