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Google gets it wrong again

August 30th, 2005 . by Matt

This is a follow up to ‘Google Earth Calls ‘Sea of Japan’ the ‘East Sea’. This time Google is taking a position that there are two seas, one Sea of Japan and one East Sea.

Google Sea

There is only one sea in that area. Saying there are two makes it even more confusing than calling it the ‘East Sea’. The way Google has tried to solve this will satisfy no one.


7 Responses to “Google gets it wrong again”

  1. comment number 1 by: Ell

    Google is creating a new map of the world.
    What the hell are they doing?
    Google has created a good reputation for themselves uptill now,
    but if they stick with this stupidity, they will lose credibility fast.

  2. comment number 2 by: Eugy

    Keroan VS Google
    1:
    It is possible to retrieve Keroan personal information” like the person’s address, bank account, credit card, and shopping results, etc.” by Google, because of no security setting of the server in South Keroa.
    The South Keroa government is protesting it against Google.
    2:
    Google improved Google Map resolution by VANK(Cyber demonstration organization being supported by government) protest.
    But by Keroans low, it should not show a detail of President House , government build. and Amys Base champ.
    The South Keroa government is protesting it against Google.

    The South Keroan never takes the responsibility of own behavior.

  3. comment number 3 by: suzuki

     Offense and defense of the Sea of Japan name(Flash/Japanese)
     http://niboshi.s33.xrea.com/flash_vipvank01.html

     About Tashiro Ho.
     Tashiro Ho is JavaScript.
     To vote on the Time magazine, this was made.

  4. comment number 4 by: Juggertha

    Could it be that Dokdo separates the two seas? 😉


  5. […] Second: The Sea of Japan. The map was first called “Sea of Japan” until (who else) angry Koreans petitioned the company, the name changes to “Japan Sea (East Sea)” and then “East Sea (Sea of Japan).” North and South Korea are the only countries that do not call it “Sea of Japan.” After a few weeks, Google took the position that the body of water was two seas—the East Sea and Sea of Japan. […]

  6. comment number 6 by: Japan Probe

    […] Occidentalism: Google Earth adopts usage “East Sea”, then switches dual usage of “East Sea”/”Sea of Japan” […]

  7. comment number 7 by: Jahn

    Since when was it labelled Sea of Japan and why not change it to East Sea? It’s not like changing it to Sea of Korea.