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Japan asks Google to revert map names of disputed East China Sea islets

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Those little inhabitable islands…..Japan should create islands like the Chinese are doing secretly if they need more land or buy some from Ukraine

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How about asking Google to call Japan Nihon instead? After all that is what Japanese people call it.

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No surprise at all. Google Inc is contaminated with China money and they have pro-China sympathizers in high places.

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@nosuke

They have already made their own island, Okinotorishima, giving them control over a vast swathe of the Pacific Ocean

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Google, like many other mega corporations is infiltrated by CCP sympathizers and agents. China is carrying out their traditional all-fronts war. Control information, control minds, control nations, control the world. Just look at this ridiculous forum for evidence.

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Did they check other countries? I garentee you it says a different name depending on what country you are in.

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Meiyouenti: "No surprise at all. Google Inc is contaminated with China money and they have pro-China sympathizers in high places."

hahaha... yeah. Says a sympathizer of the country making all the complaints and pleas. Hope Google is making Dokdo only Korean, then, and the Kuriles no longer called the "Northern Territories" in Japanese. I mean, those are not disputed at all by those countries.

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No surprise at all. Google Inc is contaminated with China money and they have pro-China sympathizers in high places

Then why did google acquiesce to Japan's request to remove the Chinese names?

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No surprise at all. Google Inc is contaminated with China money and they have pro-China sympathizers in high places.

Obviously not enough money since, "The Chinese and Taiwanese names have since been removed."

By your logic Google inc must be 'contaminated' with more Japan money / pro Japan sympathizers than China and Taiwan combined.

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Google shouldn't consider anything CCP-China asks. After all, they don't do any business there. Taiwan's names and Japan's names should be there, with priority on whatever name is used based on the locality and for people outside Japan and Taiwan, the approved international name should be shown.

Just checked and "Senkaku Islands / Diaoyu Islands / Diaoyutai Islands" is the name on the them now. In that order. Odd that the Taiwanese "Tiaoyutai Islands" label isn't there.

I'm disappointed, Google.

The USA has no official stance on these islands, but they are included in the 1960 U.S.-Japan Security Treaty because it covers, "the territories under the Administration of Japan,” ... Ref: https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/R42761/21

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If China has any complaints about this matter, it can try claiming it as Chinese territory in an international court. Japan will not defy the ruling like China.

Even if Japan loses the case, Japan will not skim over Philippine territory and build a military base like China did.

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Searching Google Maps in English in the US it reads from top to bottom: Senkaku Islands, Diaoyudao Islands, Diaoyutai Islands.

When I flip my VPN to Tokyo, Japan and use search terms 尖閣諸島 it only shows Senkaku Islands.

When I flip my VPN to Taipei, Taiwan and use search terms 釣魚臺列嶼 it only shows Diaoyutai Islands.

J government Google Fu is weak which should surprise no one.

The Chinese and Taiwanese names have since been removed.

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Pretty sure this is region specific, so nothing to see here

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"The Chinese and Taiwanese names have since been removed."

as it should be

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It was Chen Kwan(1489-1538), a Chinese royal emissary who came to Ryukyu in 1534 to crown a king under a tributary system, who first documented the name Diaoyudao in his "Emissary's Record of Ryukyu", a record and a travelogue he submitted to the Chinese Emperor.

Apparently, he had Ryukyu seamen aboard the same tributary ship explain and describe the topology and geography of the island chain. In the local vernacular, the island was called either Yukun or Iigun meaning "fish island". /yu/ or /ii/ means "fish"; /kun/ or /gun/ is a suffix usually attached to place names as in 阿波根/ahagun/, 比屋根/hiyagun/, 手登根/tidukun/, 宮国/mya:gun/, etc. The waters around the island have been known as rich fishing grounds to this day.

Chen Kwan must have thought of the famous historical site of Diaoyucheng back home when he heard about the description of the island's name from accompanying Ryukyu seamen and so recorded it as Diaoyudao after Diaoyucheng back home.

All in all, there is a lot of room to speculate about the origin and history of the island's name. It boils down that China cannot lay claim to the island chain solely on the basis of the assumption that they were the first to have discovered the island group and named it as Diaoyudao, contrary to the fact.

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gaijintravellerOct. 21  06:17 pm JST

How about asking Google to call Japan Nihon instead? After all that is what Japanese people call it.

Japan doesn't care about Google calling it Japan instead of Nihon or Nippon because it is not a foreign attempt to legitimize a territorial claim.

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How about asking Google to call Japan Nihon instead? 

Why? There are no Japanese people who have a problem with the name Japan.

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History of the Senkaku Islands | @MofaJapan_en

§ Historically, there is no fact that China has ever ruled the Senkaku Islands.

https://youtu.be/UxxuhdSKbic?si=P_GZO_tpRmDEvyNM

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There are no Japanese people who have a problem with the name Japan.

I see. So only Japanese people having a problem matters to you. Chinese people don't matter in your eyes, despite there being so many more of them.

What I see is both not caring about names when it comes to China and Japan because neither are called those at home.

So what to do? Well, one would think Google had different language overlays for their maps. In English they should be Pinnacle Islands. In Japanese Senaku Islands in Kanji. In Chinese, Diaoyu in Chinese characters.

Its the only fair way out.

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Historically, there is no fact that China has ever ruled the Senkaku Islands.

And the Japanese never ruled the U.K. but they continue to call it Igurisu.

And the British never ruled all of Deutschland but they continue to call it Germany.

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