November 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #1 specific example – Japan’s Defence Ministry and language

Text: The Japan News. “Japan’s Defense Ministry uses multiple languages in battle for public opinion.” https://japannews.yomiuri.co.jp/politics/government/20220506-25612/ Extract: “To strengthen its response to “intelligence warfare,” the Defense Ministry has been working to transmit messages in multiple languages, including Chinese and Korean, when posting information related to its defense cooperation and joint Read more…

November 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #1 specific example – news article on language in history textbooks

Text: “Publishers revise textbook phrases about ‘forced’ Korean laborers.” Asashi Shimbun. https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14585864 There have been a number of ongoing issues between Japan and Korea over Japan’s colonial occupation of Korea and how those issues are addressed in textbooks. In Japan textbooks for school use must be approved by the central Read more…

November 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #1 specific example – protests in Russia over Russian invasion of Ukraine

Text: “Protests across Russia see thousands detained.” BBC news. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60640204 Extract from the text: “More than 4,300 people were detained at anti-war protests across Russia on Sunday, rights groups and Russian authorities say. Some 1,700 people were detained in Moscow alone, Ria news agency reports, citing the interior ministry. The Read more…