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Seoul schools banned from using symbols of Japanese imperialism

South Korean protesters tear a huge Japanese "Rising Sun" flag during a rally denouncing Japan for its trade restrictions against Seoul over wartime slavery disputes, near the Japanese embassy in Seoul on July 20. Photo: AFP / Jung Yeon-je. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

SEOUL, Oct 2, 2020, Korea Bizwire. All elementary, middle, and high schools in Seoul will be banned from using symbols of Japanese Imperialism, Korea Bizwire reported.

Seoul’s city council passed a new city ordinance on Sept. 15 that took effect on Sept. 24.

The new ordinance restricts the use of certain symbols of Japanese Imperialism in schools to foster correct perception and awareness of history.

The ordinance enables the head of the Seoul Office of Education to offer education on the restricted use of military flags, artwork, and all symbols of Japanese Imperialism.

The new ordinance will apply to the Seoul Office of Education, its subsidiaries, supporting agencies, and affiliated schools.

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