All posts tagged "east sea"

  • Virginia is closer to becoming the first U.S. state to adopt such a dual-name policy. (Korea Times file)
    Virginia revises textbook guidelines in line with ‘East Sea’ legislation

    WASHINGTON (Yonhap) — The U.S. state of Virginia has revised the guidelines for history and social science education in line with a newly enacted law that requires textbooks to use the Korean name “East Sea” alongside the...

    • Posted December 14, 2015
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  • ROK Navy’s Aegis-equipped destroyer DDG-993
    China, Russia to conduct joint military drills in East Sea

    BEIJING, July 31 (Yonhap) — China and Russia will launch joint military drills next month in the East Sea, the water between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, China’s defense ministry said Friday. The joint drills, set for...

    • Posted July 31, 2015
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  • A bird's-eye view of IKEA Korea's first South Korean store in Gwangmyeong, south of Seoul. It is scheduled to open on Dec. 18. (Yonhap)
    IKEA stumbles into S. Korean market, under probe for overcharging

    Since IKEA announced its entrance into the South Korean market back in March, the Swedish furniture company has been stepping on consumers’s toes. The first stumble occurred immediately after it launched its Korean online store on Nov....

    • Posted November 24, 2014
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  • Gov. McAuliffe OKs East Sea naming legislation

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed into law a landmark bill on the East Sea name Wednesday. Accordingly, all new public school textbooks will identify the body of water between Korea and Japan as the East Sea...

    • Posted April 3, 2014
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    N. Korea fires two ballistic missiles

    By Kang Seung-woo North Korea launched two mid-range missiles into the East Sea, Wednesday. The launches came as leaders of Korea, Japan and the United States held a summit to deal with challenges presented by Pyongyang’s nuclear...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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    N.Y. Senate committee endorses East Sea bill

    By Chung Min-uck The New York State Senate Judiciary Committee has passed a bill requiring the use of both East Sea and Sea of Japan in the state’s school textbooks, the Korean-American community there said Wednesday. This...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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    ‘Japan lobbied hard over East Sea bill in Virginia’

    By Jane Han NEW YORK ― After a lot of drama and surprising episodes, the controversial East Sea bill finally passed Virginia’s House of Delegates. It’s a victory worth celebrating, but last-minute snags demonstrate just how persistent...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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