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Virginia Textbook Tweak Stirs Naming Dispute Over Asian Sea

A two-word tweak to Virginia's public school textbooks has sparked a fiery debate in the General Assembly and reignited a longstanding international feud. A Senate bill would require Virginia's texts to note that the Sea of Japan is also known as the "East Sea." The move has angered Japan, pitting its high-powered lobbyists against the local Korean-American community. Kojo explores the power of a name, and finds out what's next in this sensitive dispute.


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