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Google drawn into S Korea-Japan island dispute

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Great job Google. Now Shut up Korea and Japan.!!!

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Good job being neutral Google. Now sit down and shut up Korea!

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Maps have to use a number of names to ensure people searching for an older name or a different understanding of the name find the right place.

There is nothing nafariious here except a private company not obeying the opinion of a government.

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Korea is the Yosemite Sam of nations. Any little thing will rile it up.

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Korea and Japan could not get any lower... Jesus Christ they're like screaming little children.

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Always so sensitive.

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Why not just delete the whole disputed island off the Google map and let the locals wonder it's exact location. This will also help Google to avoid many unwanted clashes with govt n stupid ppls.

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Google couldn't care less - the Koreans don't use google maps anyway, they use Daum or Naver, same goes with search engines

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Good, neutral move by Google. So shut up Korea! What a bunch of whiners.

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Google you have solved the issue for us! Thanks! And for those others out there who want to CONTINUE on with it, take Freddie Mercury's advice, 'Just surrender and it won't hurt at all!'

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Good job, Google. Now could you do something about the fact that in Google Translate, if you enter 魚釣島 (Uotsurijima), in Japanese, and attempt to translate it into any language in the world, the answer comes up as the PRC's Diaoyu, in their Pinyin spelling?

Just call it something neutral. Translate it as "Fishing Island" if you like. "Pinnacle Rocks Island No. 1" would do fine. Even better would be "Iyupashi", the word for "fishing" in the nearest local native language, that of Yonaguni. Come on, Google. Don't let the PRC push you around.

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Good job Google! I only see that Korea is complaining about this, not Japan. Google is smart. Historically, the islands have been in Korean hands for a much longer time, but still who cares about these insignificant islands anyways.

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titaniumdioxideOct. 26, 2012 - 02:05PM JST Great job Google. Now Shut up Korea and Japan.!!!

Thomas AndersonOct. 26, 2012 - 03:02PM JST Korea and Japan could not get any lower... Jesus Christ they're like screaming little children.

Looks like some folks can't read. South Korea tis he only country that is having a hissy fit in their usua; childish manner, Japoan hasn't said anything. Google did the right thing and what they had the right to do.

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Looks like some folks can't read. South Korea tis he only country that is having a hissy fit in their usua; childish manner, Japoan hasn't said anything. Google did the right thing and what they had the right to do.

Looks like someone is butt hurt. There are plenty of Japanese nationalist morons making a lot of noise. For example look at the review of Google Maps on iOS App store, hahaha.

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At least there will be no conflict, just talking. blah blah and blah Think of it as barking of dogs.

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Good on Google. It's very clever job indeed. South Korea is just making noisy and it will stop when they tired.

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Good move by Google, and the Korean government comes off looking as stupid and immature as the Communist Chinese. Trying to dictate language in English... give us a break.

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ThonTadeo:

" Good job, Google. Now could you do something about the fact that in Google Translate, if you enter 魚釣島 (Uotsurijima), in Japanese, and attempt to translate it into any language in the world, the answer comes up as the PRC's Diaoyu, in their Pinyin spelling? "

Wow, amazing. That is pathetic by Google. So they have the balls to stand up to Korea, but cowtow to the Chinese? Too big a market, or what?

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Thomas AndersonOct. 26, 2012 - 07:56PM JST "Looks like some folks can't read. South Korea tis he only country that is having a hissy fit in their usua; childish manner, Japoan hasn't said anything. Google did the right thing and what they had the right to do."

Looks like someone is butt hurt. There are plenty of Japanese nationalist morons making a lot of noise. For >example look at the review of Google Maps on iOS App store, hahaha.

Probably yours from the weekend. Sure, Nationalists may be morons. But there are far more of them in South Korea and China than Japan.

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Since Liancourt was the name of the French ship that discovered the islands, has ther South Korean government filed a protest with the French Embassy yet?

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South Korea also gets riled up with the fact that the sea is named "SEA OF JAPAN" with (East Sea) in parenthesis.

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Then Google should also name the islands in dispute between China and Japan the "Pinnacle Islands". That is the "neutral" term.

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Google recently updated its Google Maps and—on the English-language version—replaced the name of Dokdo with Liancourt Rocks, a name taken from a French whaling ship that came close to being wrecked on the islets in 1849. oh really? interesting.

“We understand that names of places can raise deep emotions, which is why we have invested so much time to ensure we get to the best outcome for our users,” Marx said.

The islands, which lie between the two countries, are controlled by South Korea but claimed by both nations. Mr. Marx makes sense. Now why don't you Japan and Korea focus first on your own countries before lashing out on something petty.

just because something is controlled doesn't mean you can take authority of it claiming its yours. Firstly, it's the judge to decide on as to WHO REALLY OWNS THAT FREAKIN' ISLAND. I've been reading articles with lots of island spats these days. Aren't you just tired of it? (= =)

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