November 17th. According to South Korea’s SBS News, in response to the maritime naming dispute between Japan and South Korea for several years, the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) recently proposed a compromise measure using serial numbers for naming. The results of the organization (IHO) conference will be circulated in written form to all member states, and the final results will be published on December 1.
It is understood that the disputed waters between Japan and South Korea are located between Japan and the Korean Peninsula, namely the waters east of the Korean Peninsula, west of the Sea of Japan, and south of the Russian Far East. South Korea believes that the so-called “Sea of Japan” is a “favorable” name adopted by Japan during its aggressive colonization in the early 20th century, and advocates changing the sea area to the “East China Sea”; Japan advocates following the convention and continues to call it “Sea of Japan”. The dispute between the two countries has lasted for several years, and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) has asked Japan and South Korea to resolve this conflict by 2020.
At the “Report on the Results of Informal Consultations on the Future of S-23” held yesterday, the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) decided to introduce the revised version of the manual “Boundary between the Ocean and the Sea (S-23)” “S-130”, and Indicates that the existing S-23 manual will not be processed, but this version of the manual will no longer be published. The S-23 manual was issued by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) in 1929. It is regarded as the standard data for the names of seas in the world, and it is also regarded by the Japanese government as the largest basis for the name “Sea of Japan”.
Regarding the content of the conference, Japan’s “Yomiuri Shimbun” reported that the name “Sea of Japan” will be retained, and Japan’s appeal for the legitimacy of the name “Sea of Japan” has been successful. In response, a relevant person from the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs retorted that the name “Sea of Japan” will be retained, which is completely distorted report that does not conform to the facts. (