1897.Korea and Her Neighbours by Isabella Lucy Bird

Korea and Her Neighbors: A Narrative of Travel, with an Account of the Recent Vicissitudes and ... (1897)
Author: Isabella Lucy Bird
Publisher: Revell
Year: 1897

Text: Sea of Japan

The Han itself, rising in the Diamond Mountain of Kong-won-Do, and formed by a number of nearly paralellaffuents, next to the border river Am-nok, is the river of Korea, which it cuts nearly across, its eastern extremity being within 25 miles of the Sea of Japan and its western at Chemulpo. I ascended it to within 40 miles of the Sea of Japan, and estimate the length of its navigable waters for small flat-bottomed craft at about 170 miles.

Attached map; unconfirmed (data defect)

There are some descriptions of "east coast (of Korea)", although there are no "East Sea" and there are the name of Sea of Japan on the text.
Owing to the configuration of the peninsula there are few good harbors, but those which exist are open all the winter. The finest are Fusan and Won-san, on Broughton Bay/ Chemulpo, which, as the port of Seoul, takes the first place, can hardly be called a harbor at all, the "outer harbor," where large vessels and ships of war Lie, being nothing better than a roadstead, and the "nner harbor," close to the wtown, in the fierce tideway of the esturary of the Han, is only available for fve or six vessels of small tonnage at time .The east coast is steep and rocky, the water is deep, and the tide rises and falls from 1 to 2 feet only. On the southwest and west coasts the tide rises and falls from 26 to 38 feet!

I can confirm "Sea of Japan" on attached map of Korea and her neighbor on 1898 eddition
Korea and her neighbors; a narrative of travel, with an account of the recent vicissitudes and present position of the country (1898)
Author: Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy), 1831-1904
Subject: Korea -- Description and travel
Publisher: New York, Chicago [etc.] F.H. Revell Co.
Attached map;
Sea of japan: Sea of Japan
Broughton bay: Broughton bay
Strait of Korea: Strait of Korea


1856.(1855)Narrative of expedition of American squadron to Japan by Mattew.C.Perry

Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan : performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, by order of the Government of the United States (1856)
Author: Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858; Lilly, Lambert, 1798-1866; Jones, George, 1800-1870
Volume: v. 1
Subject: United States Naval Expedition to Japan, 1852-1854
Publisher: Washington : Beverley Tucker, printer
Year: 1856 (Attached map:1855)

Attached map;http://www.archive.org/stream/narrativeofexped0156perr#page/n346/mode/1up
Sea of Japan:J A P A N S E A
Strait of Korea:KOREA CHANNEL
broughton bay; Gulf of Corea

The photos below are the another images of Chart by Commandar Mattew Perry , another blogger's post. Ofcourse they use the name of "Sea Of Japan"


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P.S Dear Dave Merdison, you claimed "the name of Sea of Japan distorted during annexation of Korea on 1910"? I guess LIER Korean association cheats you with fake Korean govemental anti-Japan propagaganda. You must realize their propaganda is fake, by the Mattew Perry Map and Korean Imperial's textbooks and official documents before 1910. shame on you.

Korean scholor Sangbok D. Hahn(韓相復)'s blog explained the name of Sea of Japan had already established as a international mane when China pilot (1861)was published.

동해의 국제적 명칭은 Sea of Japan으로 이미 이 때 굳어졌으며, 그 근원은 La Perouse의 과학적 탐사결과 입니다. 이제 우리가 할 일은 동해를 접하고 있는 연안국 모두가 부르기 좋은 이름으로 고치는 협의 입니다. China Pilot는 중국수로지(中國水路誌)라고 번역할 수 있으며, 동북이시아 해역의 항해안전을 위한 안 http://seaofjapan-noeastsea.blogspot.com/2009/07/1861china-pilot-third-edidtionking-john.html
Sea of Japan ,the international name for Donghae(East Sea) had already estabished, that is originate from the survey and study by La Perouse (on 1790's).

It means, he admit the name of Sea of Japan is NOT Japan's imperiarism under the annexation of Korea.

Dear Virginia citizens, Please not vote for Sen.Dave Mardison the nuts. He was easily cheated by Korean fake govemental anti-Japan propaganda and I dont think he can decide right political decision who supports SB200 are just judges from Korean wrong propaganda paper.


Dave Marsden, You are CHEATED by KOREANS!

According to the Korean media, Mersdin explained that there are the naming confusion about Sea of Japan after during the annexation of Korea (*1910)

But, those Marsdin's explanation is totally wrong. It is the around 1780-1830 the name of Sea of Japan estblished as a global standard, ofcourse it is before annexation of Korea. I guess Dave Marsden are cheated by Korean lier-fascist nationalist. Dave Mardin's epic fail!リンク
Korean claims that the name of Sea of Japan by the japan's imperiarism, is totally wrong claim.

Korean Imperial (Daehan Imperial) use the name of Sea of Japan before annexation of Korea on 1910. There are a Korean textbook published on 1897 and 1899 which writes sea of Japan.

Ofcourse, in the United States they use the name of Sea of Japan at least 1850's when commandar Mattew Perry on boarding USS Sasquehana and arrival Japan, he use the name of Sea of Japan in his chart.

The name of Sea of Japan was established by the effort of the survey by La Perouse and Krusenstern around the Sea of Japan during 1790-1830 ages. The blanc waters of the chart solved by their survey and "the Sea of Japan" and "Strait of Corea" become internatinal standard name. UK and France sailing guide around east asia they all write the name of "Sea of Japan" around 1830-1850's.

Dave Mersden's SB200 are stupid.


Virginia州において、Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) が、反日韓国系のロビーを受けSB200なる法案を提出しました。

A BILL to require approved textbooks to refer to the Sea of Japan as the East Sea.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. § 1. That all textbooks approved by the Board of Education pursuant to § 22.1-238 of the Code of Virginia, when referring to the Sea of Japan, shall note that it is also referred to as the East Sea.

バージニア州教育委員会により承認された教科書は、”Sea of Japan"について記述するときは、”East Sea"についてもまた記述すること。


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http://www.richmondsunlight.com/bill/2012/sb200/中のEditor's Pick upのAOKI Yoshihiko 氏の内容が参考になります。
・「地図の名称は、アメリカ政府の決めた表記に従うのが原則。 それとは異なる表記を、わざわざ州法で定めるのはおかしい」
2012/01/27(金) 08:32:36.48 ID:oqGQczx6 http://awabi.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/news4plus/1327619680/40



1990年代から韓国は国内の不満をそらすために反日プロパガンダとしてこの問題をし始めた。韓国政府は民間反日団体のVANKに資金などで支援している。つまり政府が反日プロパガンダに関わっている。 韓国の反日教育や、図書館の書籍に”東海”シールを貼りにいく国粋主義洗脳青年たちの動画を提示 http://seaofjapan-noeastsea.blogspot.com/2012/01/korean-historical-distorture-movement.html









・Dave Marsden関係

・Dave Mardison とSB200に関するBlog ?




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Korean historical distorture movement on library

The Youtube video brainwashed nationalist Korean appeal and promote the movement to put the "East Sea" patch onto atlas having a original descrpition of "Sea of Japan". Original description of document ,maps and primary source should not be distort.

以下の動画は、韓国人が図書館においてある”日本海”を記した地図に、”East Sea"のシールを貼り付けよう、という動画です。 一次資史料や地図の改竄はとんでもない暴挙です。

The movie above seems to be the library in South Korea. Korean media reported that Korean association in Chicago will do a movmement "delete Sea of Japan" at the Library of U.N Hammarskjöld, main universities and so on.

また、シカゴ韓人会は、アメリカ議会図書館、UNハマーショルド図書館、 アメリカの主要大学の図書館や出版社が所蔵する文献で竹島と日本海表記を 独島と東海と正す、独島守護国際連帯の事業に積極的に協力する計画だ。
聯合ニュース(韓国語) 2011/12/10

Those insane movement comes from their Anti-Japan brainwashed propaganda education when they were in kindergarden . Then they do the justification of illegal occupation of Takeshima(Liancourt Rocks) and rewrite chats of Sea of Japan with wrong grounds claimed by Korean govt".

Korean's anti-Japan brainwash propaganda at the school list.

Ofcourse, reader of my blogger knows Sea of Japan is right term and nothing to do with Japan's annexation of korea or imperiarism. It is international standard/conventional term comes from La Peoruse or Krusenstern's effort to survey around the Sea of Japan and Korean Imperial use the name of Sea of Japan alredy in 1899 before Russo-Japan war 1904 and annexation of Korea 1910 without "forced by Japan imperial".
Age of Voyage of Discovery around Sea of Japan 1780-1830
・Pilot ,Hidrographic magazine ,and Admiraly Chart 、Geography gazette and Sea of Japan, Strait of Corea, and Brougthon bay.
Korean use the name of "Sea of Japan" before annexation "



1851.Moby-Dick Herman Melville

Moby-Dick (1851)
Aurhor: Herman Melville

Chapter 44 The Chart

This chapter has Captain Ahab in his cabin, poring over the charts of "all four oceans" [presumably the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic oceans] with a view to "the more certain accomplishment of that monomaniac thought of his soul." And this thought, of course, was revenge on the white whale.
Therefore, Ahab would have the best chance of spotting Moby Dick in the equatorial waters of the Pacific sometime between December and June. However, the Pequod sailed from Nantucket at Christmastime in December -- too late to make full use of those six months of that year for finding the white whale. [Note that Melville suggests that Ahab decided the season in which to begin the voyage, but owners, not captains, are more likely to decide this.] So Ahab will bide his time for a year, plotting a course from Nantucket around the African Cape (rather than the South American Cape), then through the Indian Ocean to the Sea of Japan, whaling all the while, hoping to see Moby Dick by chance -- and finally sailing south to arrive at the equator in December of the following year where the big white whale is sure to be waiting. All this plotting, scheming, and conniving caused Ahab insufferable anguish. So tormented was his sleep that "a wild cry would be heard through the ship; and with glaring eyes Ahab would burst from his room, as though escaping from a bed that was on fire". Melville / Ishmael then gives us a next-to-incomprehensible psychological / metaphysical diagnosis of Ahab's condition:

The text above are the summary by the editor of http://www.melville.org/diCurcio/44.htm and it is not original text. some text on digital archive says "coast of Japan" nearby volcanic islands. so it is not refer to "the Sea of Japan".