Wednesday 06 Oct 2021 | 13:02 | SYDNEY
Wednesday 06 Oct 2021 | 13:02 | SYDNEY

That sea between Japan and Korea


Fergus Hanson


12 May 2009 12:33

I'm on my way to some meetings in Canada so got to read the print edition of the NYT this morning. Page nine had an interesting reminder of some of the lingering disputes Asian countries are still to resolve. It was a full page advertisement from this group, claiming in giant font an 'Error in NYT' (I don't know why they left off the exclamation mark).

As the advertisement points out, on 6 April the Times called the sea between Korea and Japan the 'Sea of Japan' instead of the 'East Sea'. It reminds me of another body of water whose name is hotly contested: the Gulf