Va., N.Y. enter the fray in Japan-South Korea naming dispute

Virginia has passed legislation calling for school textbooks in that state to note that the Sea of Japan is also known as the East Sea. Now similar legislation has been introduced in New York, although it faces an uncertain future. South Korea says there is a long history behind the name "East Sea," but a spokesman for the Japanese consulate characterized "Sea of Japan" as "the only internationally accepted name in cartography."

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