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A map on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics website did not feature Japan for more than 10 days, until the Japan Sports Agency requested a correction following alerts from the public on Wednesday. The map was displayed on the "Dream Programme" page , an initiative of the South Korean Olympics' organizing committee meant to encourage young people to participate in winter sports in areas of the world where they aren't traditionally practiced, from South East Asia to Africa to Latin America. It is unclear when exactly the page first went live, but the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine first captured a version of the page on September 15, and then again several times on September New Zealand's South Island is also cut off from the map due to the image's odd sizing, and neither Japan nor New Zealand participated in the Dream Programme the map was supposed to represent. A Pyeongchang organizing committee official told AP the omission was the result of a "simple mistake" due to changes in image files when organizers updated the Olympics website in February. This is not the first time Japan has protested a map on the Olympics' website. The Pyeongchang website uses the South Korean names for both of the islands— known as Takeshima in Japanese and Dokdo in Korean —and the sea in which they are located, commonly referred to the Sea of Japan, but known as East Sea in South Korea.
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It is, for comparison, far more isolated than Britain, which lies only 22 miles from the French coast. Japan lies miles from the closest point of the Asian mainland South Korea , miles from mainland Russia, and miles from mainland China. Climate, too, sets Japan apart.
The term ethnic Japanese is often used to refer to mainland Japanese people, specifically Yamato people. The Japanese language is a Japonic language that is related to the Ryukyuan languages and was treated as a language isolate in the past. The earliest attested form of the language, Old Japanese , dates to the 8th century. Japanese phonology is characterized by a relatively small number of vowel phonemes , frequent gemination , and a distinctive pitch accent system.