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May 15, 2006

Errors in English Text Books

(Japan) Sixty-five new junior high school textbooks released this April contain 208 combined typographical and factual errors, it was revealed recently. Twenty errors were found in textbooks for studying English, fifty-six in Japanese-language studies books followed by thirty-two in civic studies textbooks, according to a recent education ministry report. Some basic mistakes include spelling errors such as the word "something," being spelled "someting." The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry have stated that it will ask publishers to conduct stricter checks.
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