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Prestigious Japanese dictionary defines Taiwan as Chinese province

Kojien publisher Iwanami refuses Taipei's request for corrections

Iwanami Shoten's Kojien, a dictionary widely accepted as the most influential and truest representation of the language, sparked controversy over its reference of Taiwan on its first revision in a decade.

TAIPEI -- The seventh edition of a prestigious Japanese dictionary hit stores on Friday and immediately sparked controversy over its references of Taiwan.

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