Talk:Sea of Japan

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Q: Why does this article use the name the "Sea of Japan" instead of the "East Sea"?
A: In English usage, "Sea of Japan" has been more common since the 19th century than the nomenclature of "East Sea". "Sea of Japan" is the wording used by many large intergovernmental organizations such as the United Nations, and is supported by the majority of reliable sources. More information can be found at Sea of Japan naming dispute and Wikipedia:Naming conventions (Korean)#Sea of Japan (East Sea).
질문: 왜 이 문서에서는 East Sea가 아니라 Sea of Japan을 사용하고 있나요?
답변: 영어에서는 19 세기 이래로 "Sea of Japan"이 "East Sea"보다 자주 쓰이는 표현입니다. 유엔(UN)을 비롯한 대규모 국제기구 역시 Sea of Japan이라는 명칭을 사용하고 있으며, 신뢰할 수 있는 영문 출처의 대다수도 이를 지지하고 있습니다. Sea of Japan naming dispute 문서와 Wikipedia:Naming conventions (Korean)#Sea of Japan (East Sea) 문서도 참고하세요.
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The article says "The International Hydrographic Organization, the international governing body for the naming bodies of water around the world, in 2012 recognized the term "Sea of Japan" as the only title for the sea, and stated they would will likely review the issue again in 2017.[8]". Would it be possible to get an update on this, here and in the dispute article? Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 15:06, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

@Gråbergs Gråa Sång: Feel free to go to the IHO website and see if there's anything more recent. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 20:52, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
A bit late, but I may do that. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 21:42, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
I've tried finding things on their site, even using Google, and it's very difficult. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 22:28, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
@Nihonjoe and Gråbergs Gråa Sång: The meeting of the IHO took place on 27–28 April 2017, and all they agreed was to kick the can down the road to 2020: [1]. The article could be updated with that info. —Nizolan (talk · c.) 23:59, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
Thank you Nizolan! Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 06:48, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
The IHO were supposed to have reported on the issue this year, but it doesn't seem like there's been an announcement from them yet, perhaps because of the impacts of COVID-19; I will update on recent developments if I find out..Ericgyuminchoi (talk) 17:58, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, I was also thinking covid-disruption. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 20:16, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

Donghae in Korea[edit]

See notes at the top of this page. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 19:26, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.

This Sea is East sea. But in here, it wrote 'Sea of Japan.' It's terrible name for East sea. Maybe this Sea is Sea of Japan, Sea of China and Pacific Ocean is Sea of Japan or Japan Ocean. Sea of Japan is Terrible name. Fast for changing this title name(Sea of Japan×->East sea or Donghae) Leesh0601 (talk) 02:53, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 March 2020[edit]

Change Sea of Japan to East Sea. I would like to tell people that the proper name of the highlighted islands is "Dokdo". Not "Takeshima", Not "Liancourt Islands". Although this land is currently under a unnecessary dispute due to the constant quarrel by the Japanese government. The video below will help you understand why the proper name of those islands is "Dokdo" and why these islands fall under the Republic of Korea. Even the Japanese government, although only before 1905, the decrees of Japan states that those islands are surely the land of Korea. This video will exactly state background on the process of Japan's illegal incorporation of Dokdo, the falsity of Japan's territorial claim over Dokdo, and proof of Korea's territorial sovereignty over Dokdo grounded on objective historical facts. [1] (talk) 07:01, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

Not done Please read the very first note on the top of this page (desktop only).--Jasper Deng (talk) 07:05, 21 March 2020 (UTC)


Correction to the water density values in the Hydrology section[edit]

The article currently gives water density values in the Hydrology section of approximately ~1.02 g/m3 (grams per cubic meter). This is off by a factor of 106, and it would mean that seawater is less dense than air (density ~= 1.225 g/m3). A cubic meter of water (salt or fresh) has a mass of approximately 1,000,000 grams (1 tonne).

I believe the original editor made a mistake when reading the cited source: the source gives values in g/cm3 (grams per cubic centimeter), which provide realistic seawater density values.

Accordingly, the part currently reading:

The average water density is 1.0270 g/m3 (0.0017311 lb/cu yd) in the north and 1.0255 g/m3 (0.0017285 lb/cu yd) in the south in winter. It lowers in summer to 1.0253 and 1.0215 g/m3 (0.0017282 and 0.0017218 lb/cu yd), respectively.

should be changed to:

The average water density is 1.0270 g/cm3 (0.03710 lb/cu in) in the north and 1.0255 g/cm3 (0.03705 lb/cu in) in the south in winter. It lowers in summer to 1.0253 and 1.0215 g/cm3 (0.03704 and 0.03690 lb/cu in), respectively.


Paroxon (talk) 18:02, 5 September 2020 (UTC)

 Done, along with removing the utterly useless conversion to lb/in3. It would have been nice if {{convert}} could be used just for the formatting without actually displaying a converted value, but I couldn't see how to make it do that. –Deacon Vorbis (carbon • videos) 19:25, 5 September 2020 (UTC)

Thanks! I'd considered removing the conversion (or at least using something more sensible like oz/in3), but I wasn't sure if that would be consistent with the rest of the article and/or unit standards. Paroxon (talk) 19:48, 5 September 2020 (UTC)