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2005-07-12 23:04:43

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese city on Wednesday adopted for use in its schools a history textbook critics say whitewashes Tokyo's militaristic past, Kyodo news agency said, a decision likely to further chill ties with China and South Korea. The education board of the city of Otawara in Tochigi Prefecture, 150 kilometers (90 miles) north of Tokyo, became the first municipal government to adopt "The New History Textbook," written by nationalistic scholars for junior high schools. Japan's...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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