Dec 2, 2015

Trio face charges for changing facility names on Google Maps

The Metropolitan Police Department has filed criminal papers against three men, including a 30-year-old company employee from Tahara, Aichi Prefecture, on suspicion of obstructing the business of a Tokyo law office by rewriting facility names on Google Maps. The police said the three men ...

Google Maps naming policy prompts Japan to request home page bans

Sep 28, 2013

Google Maps naming policy prompts Japan to request home page bans

The government has asked local authorities and state-run universities not to post maps provided by Google Inc. on their websites because some of them include foreign place names that undermine Japan’s territorial claims, sources said Saturday. In dispute are the South Korean-controlled islets in ...