Tokyo Olympic Committee Rejects S. Korea Call over Map

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Tokyo, Aug. 23 (Jiji Press)--The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Friday dismissed a South Korean call to remove the Takeshima Islands from a map of Japan on its website.

"We have no plans to change," Chief Operating Officer Yukihiko Nunomura said about the map showing the islands in the Sea of Japan.

The remarks came after a delegation from South Korea demanded the removal of the islands from the map at an Olympic-related meeting in Tokyo on Thursday.

The islands are controlled by Seoul but claimed by Tokyo. South Korea calls them Dokdo.

The map shows the routes of the Olympic torch relay across Japan.

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