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The On-Going Japan Sea/East Sea Naming Controversy

By Martin W. Lewis | June 22, 2012 | 15 Comments

The South Korean government was severely disappointed by the April 2012 meeting of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), as the global body responsible for standardizing the world’s maritime place-names declined to change the name of the sea sandwiched between Korea and Japan. The IHO will continue to refer to this stretch of the ocean as the “Sea of Japan,” a …

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