Apr 4, 2014

Virginia passes law on 'East Sea'

Legislation requiring that the Korean name for the Sea of Japan be included in new school textbooks has become law in the state of Virginia, a victory for Korean-American campaigners in the U.S. backed by the South Korean government. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed ...

Feb 28, 2014

Pyongyang fires four missiles into Sea of Japan

North Korea test-fired four short-range missiles into the sea Thursday, Seoul’s defense ministry said, in an apparent show of force to coincide with South Korea-U.S. joint military exercises. A ministry spokesman said the missiles, with an estimated range of 200 km, were fired off ...

Feb 12, 2014

Sea of Japan dual name bill introduced in New York State

Two New York state lawmakers said Monday that they have introduced legislation to require all new public school textbooks used in the state to refer to the waters between Japan and South Korea as the East Sea as well as the Sea of Japan. ...

Tsuruga: truly a 'port of humanity'

Feb 1, 2014

Tsuruga: truly a 'port of humanity'

by Alon Adika

The man in the black-and-white photograph wore a dark jacket with wide lapels. His hair was cut short and parted to one side. His eyes were directed toward the camera as if he were looking directly at me. I recognized him immediately: Chiune Sugihara, ...

Jan 24, 2014

Virginia textbooks to use Sea of Japan, East Sea

The Virginia Senate passed a bill Thursday that will require future school textbooks to carry both names used by the Japanese and South Korean governments for the waters between Japan and the Korean Peninsula. The bill to teach students the East Sea, used by ...