Pentagon Upsets Patriots by Mislabeling Maps
The exhibition by the U.S. government commemorates the 60th anniversary of the armistice that halted the war and is expected to draw 100,000 visitors a year.
But a Chosun Ilbo reporter spotted 10 exhibits including six large maps that label the body of water as "Sea of Japan" but not one that used the preferred Korean name "East Sea."
However, critics are saying that Washington could have taken steps to address the Sea of Japan reference if Seoul had stressed its stance on the matter, considering the fact that the aim of the exhibition is to underscore the strong Korea-U.S. alliance. There is a precedent involving such changes being made.