September 27, 2023

South Korean textbook to refer to North Korea as ‘regime,’ not ‘government’

Change consistent with conservative administrations’ efforts to portray DPRK as ‘evil,’ expert says

South Korea’s education ministry has asked a local publisher to revise an elementary school textbook to refer to North Korean authorities as a “regime” rather than a “government.”

Jihaksa Publishing Co. confirmed to NK News on Thursday that it agreed to a request from the ministry’s textbook advisory committee to use the phrase “establishment of the DPRK regime” in a fifth-grade humanities textbook.