Pyeongchang Olympics or­ga­niz­ers fix map that omit­ted Ja­pan

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TOKYO -- South Korean or­ga­niz­ers of the Pyeongchang 2018 Win­ter Olympics cor­rected a map on their of­fi­cial web­site af­ter Ja­panese sports of­fi­cials com­plained that Ja­pan was miss­ing.

The Ja­pan Sports Agency said of­fi­cials dis­cov­ered the omis­sion Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 27, af­ter re­ceiv­ing a num­ber of calls from the pub­lic. The agency de­manded a cor­rec­tion via the South Korean Em­bassy in Tokyo, agency of­fi­cial Masahide Kat­sumata said.

Kat­sumata said Ja­pan was not on the map when he checked early Wed­nes­day.

The world map on the “Dream Pro­gram” sec­tion of the web­site for the 2018 Win­ter Olympics has since been cor­rected.

An of­fi­cial from the Pyeongchang or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee said Ja­pan’s omis­sion was a “sim­ple mis­take” caused by changes in im­age files when or­ga­niz­ers up­dated the Olympic web­site in Fe­bru­ary.

“We’ll keep watch­ing,” Ja­panese Chief Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary Yoshi­hide Suga said.

The two coun­tries have had past dis­putes over Ja­pan’s wartime ag­gres­sion and ter­ri­to­rial is­sues.

Ja­pan wants South Korea to stop us­ing “East Sea” as the name of the wa­ters be­tween the two coun­tries, which Tokyo says should be “Ja­pan Sea.” The two coun­tries also dis­pute own­er­ship of a clus­ter of is­lands con­trolled by South Korea but also claimed by Ja­pan. (AP)

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