Apple joins Google in noting Japan's claim to islands
News On Japan via Asahi -- Nov 03
Apple Inc.'s online mapping service is to add the name "Takeshima" to islets claimed by both Japan and South Korea, after earlier marking the isles with only their Korean name for viewers in third-party countries.
On Nov. 1, South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said Apple had notified it of the planned change.
In future, Apple users in countries other than Japan and South Korea will see the islets known as "Dokdo" in Korean labeled with three names together: "Takeshima," "Dokdo," and "Liancourt Rocks."
But viewers in Japan and South Korea will see the islets labeled with only one name, "Takeshima" in Japan and "Dokdo" in South Korea, the ministry said, citing Apple.
China's television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country's battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. (Reuters )