It is a sheer lie that “East Sea” predates the birth of Christ
By SHIMOJO Masao,
AbstractWhy not silence the Republic of Korea in dealing with the naming issue of the Sea of Japan? (Abstract)
A bill recently introduced in the Senate of Virginia Committee on Education and Health required that public school textbooks “when referring to the Sea of Japan, shall note that it is also referred to as the East Sea.” The bill failed to pass the Committee—by just one vote. The historical basis for the bill is nonexistent, but it is curious that such a close vote should have even occurred—it should have been rejected outright. How did this bill even reach consideration in a chamber of an American legislative body?