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Language of peace spoken in the Olympic Games

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Japanese teams are made up of athletes from both the Kansai and Kanto regions and there is no language barrier to hinder communication. But what if Japan had been divided after World War II?

This thought popped into my head when I learned that a language issue faces members of the joint South Korean and North Korean ice hockey team.

A South Korean player was quoted by the media as saying, "When we are playing with our North counterparts, there are times when we can't understand what they are saying, and vice versa."

Even though they speak the same language, it has obviously evolved differently over time across........

© The Asahi Shimbun