& # 39; Today I learned that I am Japanese & # 39 ;: in embarrassing news blunder, New Zealand sees the JAPAN label in the map shown on live TV
- Russia Today has sent out a report on missile launch sites with incorrectly labeled countries
- The station said it has since received a new map of the southern hemisphere
- New Zealand often sees itself incorrectly labeled or is left entirely of maps
A Russian news station has made a hilarious geographical mistake and confused the countries around Australia with those in East Asia.
Russia Today, a government-funded television news channel in Moscow, sent out a report when it showed a map that labeled New Zealand as Japan and Papua New Guinea as South Korea.
The story presented by Ashlee Banks showed the journalist discussing the location of potential new rocket bases in the Asia-Pacific region based on a report from his American correspondents.
In a report by journalist Ashlee Banks, a Russian news station made a hilarious geographical mistake by mislabelling the countries around Australia for those in East Asia.
& # 39; The US wants to place rockets in Japan, South Korea, and Australia & # 39 ;, says Banks 9 news.
The news organization admitted the error and apologized to the people of both mislabeled countries.
& # 39; Our American early-morning news team suffered a small geographic accident & # 39 ;, a station spokesperson told Newshub.
& # 39; We … corrected as soon as it was noticed and gave our team a new map of the southern hemisphere to make sure it doesn't happen again. & # 39;
The wrong label hits a sore spot for New Zealand, which often notices that it has been incorrectly labeled or omitted from the map altogether and has created a tourist ad with the phenomenon
The news item has since been published online with a corrected card in the article.
The mistake hit a painful place for New Zealand, which is often incorrectly labeled or omitted from the map altogether.
New Zealand Tourism has even created an advertisement that refers to the phenomenon with its own Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Shortly after the broadcast, the image went viral online with a Reddit group known as Maps without New Zealand mocking the error relentlessly.
& # 39; Today I learned that I am Japanese, & # 39; said a person.
& # 39; I am concerned about who will aim these rockets, & # 39; another said.
& # 39; To be honest, has anyone seen Japan and New Zealand in the same room at the same time? & # 39; a commentator joked.
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