28 Dec '12, 8am

Cafe in Singapore gets into trouble for naming after islands that are disputed by Japan and China.

Cafe in Singapore gets into trouble for naming after islands that are disputed by Japan and China.

Barely two months after opening for business, a cafe at Peace Centre - called Diao Yu Dao - has come to the attention of at least three agencies for its name linked to islands whose ownership is disputed by Japan and China. The agencies are the Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore (Asas), the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (Acra) and the police. Diaoyu is China's name for the group of islands in the East China Sea. Japan, which controls them, calls them the Senkaku islands. The Sophia Road cafe, with an adjoining bakery, opened in October and sells Hong Kong fare like bolo bun and roasted meat. On the shop's signboard are the words Diao Yu Dao, accompanied by a picture of the islands. Dao is the Chinese word for islands. The eatery's walls are adorned with over 30 framed graphics, maps and photographs related to the islands, as well as information ab...

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