“Last weekend [April 2007] the Japanese Ministry of Education instructed publishers of school textbooks to alter descriptions of the mass suicide of Okinawa civilians during the battle. The order included eliminating all references to the Japanese military’s direct role in the tragedies, erasing accounts in earlier texts that claimed the Imperial Japanese Army instructed Okinawans to kill themselves rather than submit to U.S. invaders.” https://www.stripes.com/news/okinawans-outraged-by-what-they-say-is-a-cover-up-of-military-urged-mass-suicides-during-wwii-battle-1.62503

Firstly, this article is from Stars and Stripes, a U.S. military publication. The way it covers this incident is unique. This article could paired with a different news source and that could be one way to investigate November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #1.

Another possible way to approach it would be to look at the RLE from an Okinawa perspective as well as a Japanese government perspective.

Whichever opposing views are chosen, the essay needs to focus on why it is important to give both of them “equal attention.”