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Virginia Textbooks to Reflect Both Sea of Japan and East Sea

  • Mariama Diallo

The battle between Japan and South Korea over the name of a sea in Asia has washed into the legislature of the U.S. state of Virginia. Tokyo calls it the Sea of Japan, while Seoul calls it the East Sea. As Mariama Diallo reports, a group of Korean-Americans is pushing hard for Virginia school textbooks to reflect both names, an act that’s also creating a diplomatic firestorm between the countries.

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