Lesson Title: 

The East Sea Should Be Called Sea of Korea

There has been a disagreement between Korea and Japan regarding the naming of the sea area between the Korean peninsula and Japan. In 2002, despite the efforts by the Korean government to change the name of the area to the 'East Sea', IHO stayed with the name 'Sea of Japan,' which angered many Koreans. This text centers on the author's criticism of the Korean government in its handling of the issue.


  • Korean


  • Economics/Politics

ILR Level: 

  • 3+/4

ACTFL Proficiency: 

  • Distinguished, Superior
  • This ACTFL rating is an approximation based on the ILR level


  • Reading

Learning Objective: 

  • Maintenance & Improvement

Subject Area: 

  • Language

Material Type: 

  • Learning Object

Publication Year: 




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