U.S. forces describe Sea of Japan as ‘East Sea’

The Yomiuri Shimbun

The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and the U.S. Pacific Fleet labeled the Sea of Japan the East Sea, the name advocated by South Korea for the maritime area, in press statements about a U.S.-South Korea joint military drill held in late September..

Following a request from the Japanese government, the U.S. forces deleted the descriptions from the statements.

The issue was revealed by the Foreign Ministry at a meeting of the Liberal Democratic Party on Friday.