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J-sensei, have you seen the new English text book? The illustration for “doctor” is a woman and for “nursery school teacher” is a man. There’s a character in a wheelchair, an African American girl and an Indian boy.
Yes, it’s very modern.
Do the textbooks for other subjects have these kind of illustrations, or is it only English?
No no, lately all Japanese textbooks are becoming “PC”. They show many different kinds of people. Japan is really changing.
Well, there are foreign characters but there is still no mention of the Ainu or Ryuku or Zainichi or any Burakumin characters.
That kind of thing is too difficult for a foreigner like you to understand.
*He turns away from me and begins furiously typing on his computer, ignoring me for the rest of the day.*