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Hi I was studying my globe( as I do) and decided to look up this island, its proximity to Japan I found very interesting. Anyway, I'd never heard of this place before, but what a history it has. By the way, why r there so many Koreans still living there. I love it when I discover a new place. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)


Nice article, but the temperature should be listed in farenheit; and if distance were mentioned here it should be in miles, not kilometers. Since this is the American version of the article we are reading, it should use terms common in the United States, regardless of what the article is actually about. At the very least, if celsius or kilometers are placed in the article, they should be in parenthesis (but the farenheit or miles notation should not be in parenthesis in the American article). —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Its not the American version - rather the version in English. There is no exclusively American Wikitravel site, rather one that is used by English speakers around the globe. However, if you wish to add the imperial notation in parens, feel free to plunge forward and do so. --inas 21:07, 8 June 2010 (EDT)
Thanks, glad you liked it, it was hard work making it. We do have a policy on measurements that says "When showing a measurement, use the local system of units for the destination you're describing. This is the system that travelers will see on road signs, local maps, menus, food packages, weather reports, etc.", but as Inas said, feel free to add the US customs units in parenthesis. --Stefan (sertmann) talk 04:51, 9 June 2010 (EDT)

Casual racism[edit]

Why would one be 'dubious about flying with a Russian airline'?