Online Game Provokes Ire of Japanese Nationalists

Posted on english.chosun.com

A conservative Japanese newspaper has blasted a popular Japanese online game for labeling the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan the “Sea of Korea.” The Sankei Shimbun on Tuesday wrote the labeling “reflects the online game developer’s lack of understanding of international relations.” The Sankei is the island country’s fifth largest daily.

The newspaper took issue with Koei’s description of the waters as “Mer De Coree” or “Sea of Korea” in “El Oriente,” one of its “Uncharted Waters” series released in Japan last month. The waters were thus described in French maps of Asia in the 19th century.

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