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Korean High School Student Corrects ‘Sea of Japan’ Nomenclature to ‘East Sea’ on British Website

Korean High School Student Corrects ‘Sea of Japan’ Nomenclature to ‘East Sea’ on British Website

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Choi Hyun-jung, a 17-year-old South Korean high school student, corrected Sea of Japan nomenclature in an article by London-based news site The Stack (www.thestack.com) to East Sea – a decades-long naming dispute between the neighboring countries.  Choi is one of the “youth public ambassadors,” a joint initiative by the [...]

Underwater Drones to Explore Korea’s East Sea

Underwater Drones to Explore Korea’s East Sea

BUSAN, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Wave Gliders, self-serving unmanned drones for underwater research, are being deployed to South Korea’s East Sea, around Ulleungdo and Dokdo islands.  According to the Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Administration, the unmanned surface vehicles, equipped with autonomous navigation systems, will be in service for the next five years starting in [...]

‘Dokdo Calender’ Distributed Abroad

‘Dokdo Calender’ Distributed Abroad

DAEGU, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – A local government has distributed 2,500 copies of the “2016 Dokdo Calendar” abroad in a bid to publicize South Korea’s sovereignty over the rocky outcroppings in the East Sea, officials said Thursday. North Gyeongsang Province, also called Gyeongsangbuk-do, launched the campaign in 2013 to help counter Japan’s claim to [...]

Seabed of East Sea Turning Grey

Seabed of East Sea Turning Grey

SEOUL, July 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Large areas of seabed in the East Sea are turning grey with calcium compounds. According to the Korea Fisheries Resources Agency (FIRA), 62 percent of the East Sea shore is suffering from the sea desertification. With sea desertification, marine algae such as sea mustard, kelp and so on disappear, [...]