IKEA to stop selling controversial 'Sea of Japan' map next year
Starting next year, IKEA will stop selling a world map that refers to the
body of water between Korea and Japan only by the Japanese name.
Ahead of the opening of its first store in Korea this month,
Swedish furniture giant says it has decided to leave the map off
its global product line-up.
The map caused quite a stir here in Korea as it refers to the sea as "Sea of Japan,"
and doesn't include the Korean name "East Sea."
The company explained the map was not intended to be used as an educational tool,
and apologized to those who might have been offended.
souce by : arirang.co.kr