SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Teachers from South Korea and Japan will meet to discuss new ways to teach students about Korea-Japan relations.
The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) announced on Thursday that it will invite 15 teachers from Japan to hold a teacher’s exchange program in South Korea.
The Japanese teachers will learn how to use debates from their Korean counterparts as part of their curriculum to teach students in Japan.
They will also visit the War Museum and Women’s Human Rights Museum, Museum of Japanese Colonial History in Korea, and the Korea Atomic Bombs Victim Association to learn about the tragedies suffered by ‘comfort women’ and other South Koreans.
Anti-ultranationalist Prof. Yuji Hosaka of Sejong University and Prof. Choi Ho-keun of Korea University will be invited to hold a series of lectures on Korea-Japan relations.
“There have been a lot of Japanese applicants for the program, so we’ve selected those particularly interested in developing amicable relations between the two countries,” said an SMOE official.
“We hope this opportunity could serve as a building block of trust between the two nations.”
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