‘East Sea’ Spat Moves to White House Website

‘East Sea’ Spat Moves to White House Website

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‘East Sea’ Spat Moves to White House Website

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.

Luna boasts about her athleticism on "Radio Star"

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Luna boasts about her athleticism on "Radio Star"

On the May 27 episode of MBC“s “Radio Star,” Luna discussed her childhood that was filled with various athletic pursuits. 

When asked by the MCs whether she participated in shot put, Luna responded, “My school was known for athletics. I did both wrestling and shot put.” Kim Sung Joo added, “I thought Luna was only good at pole vaulting,” and Kahi further proved Luna”s athletic ability with, “She received a gold medal in the Idol Star Athletics Championship.” . ... Read more

Bae Yong-joon and Park Soo-jin, sweet and cute on SNS and outside

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Bae Yong-joon and Park Soo-jin, sweet and cute on SNS and outside

Bae Yong-joon and Park Soo-jin, who are going to wed this fall, are making the online community happy with their cute battle to leave the first comment on their own SNS postings. . ... Read more

[Spoiler] Added episode 13 captures for the Korean drama "Splendid Politics"

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[Spoiler] Added episode 13 captures for the Korean drama "Splendid Politics"

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MONSTA X say SISTAR are like their real noonas while Soyu complains about their special treatment

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MONSTA X say SISTAR are like their real noonas while Soyu complains about their special treatment

On “Weekly Idol“s 200th episode special which aired on May 27, SISTAR”s Soyu and Bora appeared with their younger brother group, MONSTA X, which was asked about SISTAR”s charms.

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Honey Lee And Yoon Kye Sang's Agency Denied Wedding Rumors

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Honey Lee And Yoon Kye Sang's Agency Denied Wedding Rumors

 

(Photo : Saram Entertainment )

On May 27, the Korean outlet Star MK published a report which examined wedding rumors involving former Miss Korea-turned-actress Honey Lee (Lee Ha Nui) and Yoon Kye Sang. Lee and Yoon are both represented by Saram Entertainment. The agency issued a statement denying wedding rumors. . ... Read more