East Sea

The Sea of Japan separates the islands of Japan from Korea and the japanese coast of Russia. It’s also referred to as the East Sea. On the southern finish of the ocean is the Korea Strait. A strait is a slender waterway that connects two giant our bodies of water. The Korean Strait connects the Sea of Japan to the East China Sea. The northern finish of the Sea of Japan is related to the Pacific Ocean by Tsugaru Strait, and to the Sea of Okhotsk by La Perouse Strait and Sakhalin Strait. The Sea of Japan covers about four hundred,000 sq. miles (1,000,000 sq. kilometers).

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One Response to East Sea

  1. Mingyu Kim says:

    Hello? My name is Mingyu Kim. I`m 19, Republic of Korea and a member of VANK(Voluntary Agency Network of Korea). VANK is a non-governmental organization and also a voluntary organization. VANK consists of elementary, middle and high school students who provide correct information about Korea to international textbook publishing companies and publishers. Recently I visited your website, and was quite surprised to find your maps of Korea and Japan still describe Korea’s ‘East Sea’ as ‘Sea of Japan’, which is incorrect. Using a proper name for the body of water between the Korean peninsula and the Japanese archipelago is not simply a question of changing the name of a geographical feature. It is rather a part of national effort by the Korean people to erase the legacy of Japanese Imperialism and to redress the unfairness that has resulted from it. It is an absolutely mistaken thing to hear one side of story and follow. If we let this kind of things alone, it brings about a serious problem to disturb order of International society. For your reference, the world’s largest commercial mapmaker, National Geographic, Graphic Maps, and the travel guidebook, Lonely Planet Publication promised us that they would now use the name ‘East Sea’. In addition, National Geographic, worldatlas.com and Lonely Planet are already using the name ‘East Sea’ in their website after we pointed out the error.

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