VA Lawmakers Enter Asian Dispute

Sea_of_Japan_naming_disputeVirginia’s General Assembly has been caught in a dispute between Japan and Korea—and it’s all over how students and teachers refer to the body of water between the two nations. Throughout the session, Asian media, emissaries, and other interested parties have crowded committee meetings and Capitol hallways … and some have even met with the Governor.  As Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports, the dispute is over whether the current name of the “Sea of Japan” in textbooks should be referred to in new versions as the “East Sea.”

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