The move comes just days after The Korea Times printed the fact that a growing number of countries opposed the designation of the body of water as the 'Sea of Japan'. But the shocking reversal seems to prove that IHO members are liars and do not deserve to sit on such a formerly prestigious organization.
Overwhelming evidence had been discovered over many years by Koreans in their tireless search for historical truth. 58 year-old Kim, a map collector from Seoul is typical of these unsung national heroes. He collected over 4,000 examples of old maps some of which were in good enough condition to be preserved rather than burnt, and they all show that the body of water was called the 'East Sea', not the 'Sea of Japan'. However, the IHO has not been interested in historical truth, with them rejecting the authenticity of some 17th Century maps in the belief that they were laser-printed, even though this is clearly absurd since laser printers did not exist four-hundred years ago.
But the IHO's outrageous rejection of the existence of the East Sea, even though it can clearly be seen from Korea, may have an unexpected benefit. The decision has caused historians and map experts to reexamine the collected documents, and it has now been discovered that what was believed to say 'East Sea' in very small writing, actually said 'Sea of Korea'. This was an understandable mistake given that when Japan ended its occupation of the Korean Peninsula it stole all this country's magnifying glasses, leaving Koreans with little ability to read such small letters. This act of theft was probably deliberately planned by Japan to ensure the IHO decision later this year would go against South Korea.
With this new evidence, South Korea intends to resubmit its objection to the 'Sea of Japan' name, as it should clearly be named 'Sea of Korea'. And more evidence is being found all the time - earlier this week it was discovered that a 1760 issue of "The Universal Gazetteer" named the body of water 'Sea of Corea', and it can clearly be seen next to Corea and under Manchews. The archaic publication has long been considered a trustworthy trove of knowledge in Western society, and every Westerner grows up learning of its importance.
It is believed that some of the latest discoveries also suggest the body of water was variously called the 'Sea of Corea', the 'Gulf of Korea', the 'Ocean of Korea', the 'Corean Sea', the 'Korean Sea', the 'Sea of Joseon', the 'Dokdo Sea', the 'Daemado Sea', the 'Sea of Dangun', the 'Kimchi Sea', and the 'Oriental Sea'. If the IHO reject the 'Sea of Korea', despite the overwhelming evidence presented in "The Universal Gazetteer", evidence can still be presented conclusively proving that the sea should be renamed any of these historically correct alternatives.
The East Sea sits over ocean-floor geographic features known the Japan Basin, the Yamato Basin and the Tsushima Basin, which should be correctly called the Korea Basin, the Korea Basin, and the Ulleung Basin. The IHO has previously rejected applications to change these names as well, despite Korean maps dating back hundreds of years which also show these named by their Korean titles.
While Korea's selfless attempts to establish scientific proof for the good of the world in the matter of the naming of the Sea of Korea appear to have been rejected, it is possible that the decision will not go in Japan's favor either. The increasingly Chinese-influenced IHO is said to be considering renaming the 'Sea of Japan' as the 'Greater China Sea'.
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