April 22nd, 2012 by Oh! Kpop
‘East Sea’ Spat Moves to White House Website
- White House gets East Sea petition signed by 25,000
- Over 100,000 petitioners ask White House to adopt East Sea
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- IHO to Readdress “East Sea” Issue in 2017
Koreans and Japanese are clashing on the White House website over the name of the body of water separating the two countries. After the Korean community in the U.S. filed an online petition with the White House demanding the publishers of public school textbooks there refer to it not only as the “Sea of Japan” but also the “East Sea”, Japanese Internet users began to fight back, claiming that “Sea of Japan” is the historical name.
As of Tuesday morning, 27,700 people had signed the petition submitted by the Korean community in Virginia. It urged 1,300 leaders of local Korean communities in America to take part in the petition. If more than 25,000 people sign the petition within 30 days, the White House reviews it and states its position or holds a hearing to determine the validity of the claim and hands the matter over to the relevant agency.
This prompted a Japanese resident in the state of Mississippi to post his own petition drive on the website saying “Sea of Japan” is the common name for the body of water and accusing Korea of seeking to rewrite history “blinded by its radical nationalism”. So far, around 2,000 people have signed.
Last year, the U.S. said it will stick to the name “Sea of Japan” in accordance with its policy of using only one name for any body of water.Tags : body, Eric, Evan, iStory, Japan, Korean, The Name, UVsnsd yoona touching jessica, watch two wives korean drama, biggest kpop scandals, what does gangnum style mean, song ji hyos boyfriend, jackal is coming dramawiki, reply 1997 ep 16 eng sub, jung yong hwa abs, choi seung hyun before plastic surgery, kwang hee without makeup, b2st midnight sun, yoon eun hye latest boyfriend, sinopsis city conquest eps 1, jessica jung parents, latest news on hyun bin, hangeng 2012, hyuna before and after surgery, park ye jin boyfriend 2012, seven and park han byul, kim ha neul healing camp eng sub