Something new to argue about! “Va. textbook bill on alternative Sea of Japan name heads toward a partisan showdown”

Japan

What do you think about this argument?

 

Va. textbook bill on alternative Sea of Japan name heads toward a partisan showdown

 

By Laura Vozzella, Published: January 29 E-mail the writer

 

RICHMOND — Two little words. They looked like an easy way to make a lot of people happy.

On the campaign trail, Terry McAuliffe (D) said that as governor, he’d make sure that new school textbooks note that the Sea of Japan is also known as the East Sea.

The promise was important to Northern Virginia’s large Korean American community, who see the Sea of Japan designation as a painful relic of Japanese occupation.

But the pledge has turned into a huge headache and partisan showdown for the new governor. It leaves  CLICK HERE

Leave a Comment ()