“동해” - Change US Policy to Recognize Both EAST SEA & Sea of Japan. Both IHO & UNCSGN Recommend Concurrent Usage.

Created by P.K. on January 06, 2016

Name of the sea in between Korea and Japan is in dispute:
1. EAST SEA was marked as Sea of Japan in the World Map at the IHO meeting in 1929, when the Japanese Military occupied Korea.
2. Koreans used EAST SEA for more than 2,000 years. The Korean National Anthem starts with EAST SEA.
3. In 1974 & 1977, Both IHO & UNCSGN Recommended Concurrent Usage of EAST SEA & Sea of Japan.
4. UN Resolution said “A policy of accepting only one or some of such names while excluding the rest would be inconsistent as well as inexpedient in practice.”
5. In 2014, Virginia passed Legislation requiring concurrent use in all textbooks.
WE urge the USA to change its policy to recognize both names, “EAST SEA” & “Sea of Japan,” and to support any proposals for concurrent use at the IHO Meeting on April 24, 2017.

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