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April 10, 2001 | MARK MAGNIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Korea ratcheted up its dispute with Japan over a controversial textbook Monday by announcing the recall of its ambassador over what it sees as a historical whitewash. South Korea, China and several nations in Southeast Asia say the junior high teaching materials gloss over the brutality of Japan's wartime past. On Monday, protesters in Seoul burned Japanese products and an effigy of a Japanese. Civic groups called on Korean consumers to boycott Japanese products.
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April 10, 2001 | MARK MAGNIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Korea ratcheted up its dispute with Japan over a controversial textbook Monday by announcing the recall of its ambassador over what it sees as a historical whitewash. South Korea, China and several nations in Southeast Asia say the junior high teaching materials gloss over the brutality of Japan's wartime past. On Monday, protesters in Seoul burned Japanese products and an effigy of a Japanese. Civic groups called on Korean consumers to boycott Japanese products.
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