Japan, ANA remove country labels for East Asian destinations to avoid Taiwan issue

25 July, 2018

Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways have removed country labels from all East Asian destinations on their websites to avoid taking a position on the relationship between Taiwan and mainland China (Nikkei, 24-Jul-2018). The carriers previously distinguished among destinations in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Now, only city names are listed under the heading of "East Asia," which also includes South Korea.