April 24, 2012 13:23
More than 83,000 people have signed a petition on the White House website over the name of the body of water between Korea and Japan. They demand that the publishers of public school textbooks there refer to it not only as the "Sea of Japan" but also the "East Sea."
The number of signatories is the biggest among some 120 petitions created on the website.
The general assembly of the International Hydrographic Organization in Monaco is poised to decide the name for the body of water in the new standard reference for map production.
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