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EI Korean and Japanese member organisations held seminar on peace education with Chinese trade union federation

published 27 October 2006 updated 27 October 2006

For the fifth year in a row, EI member organisations the Korean Federation of Teachers' Associations (KFTA) and the Japanese Teacher Union (NIKKYOSO), jointly held a three-day seminar on peace education together with the All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) on 8 October.

Entitled "Sino-Korean-Japanese Teacher Unions' Exchange on History and Peace Education Material", the seminar was held for the first time in Beijing, China. Previous seminars were held in Seoul in Korea and Tokyo in Japan.

The theme of this year's seminar was "classes about the Second World War and the Japanese Occupation". Representatives from each country made presentations on how classes were delivered about the subject in their country. On the last day of the seminar, a field trip to historical spots were organised.