A controversy between Japan and Korea is making its way into at least three New Jersey school districts with large Korean populations, reports North Jersey.com.
The Korean American Association of New Jersey has petitioned administrators at, Ft Lee, Leonia and Palisades Parks to purchase text books which refers to the Sea of Japan also as the East Sea.
According to the group, the body of water between North and South Korea, Japan and Russia was known as the East Sea until Korea came under Japanese rule at the end of the 19th Century. Japan maintains its been known as the Sea of Japan since the early part of that century.
In Ft Lee, the district said it would take up the issue next year when it reviews its curriculum. Leonia officials says the district has always used multiple sources to teach and will continue to do so. Palisade Park officials could not be reached for comment.
You can read more reaction in North Jersey.com.