Liancourt Rocks

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Liancourt Rocks,

Jap. Takeshima, Korean Dokdo or Tokdo, island group, 58 acres (23 hectares), in the SW Sea of Japan, roughly midway between the Japanese island of Honshu and the Korean peninsula. Consisting of two small rocky islands and nearby reefs, the Liancourt Rocks are claimed by Japan and South Korea, and have been occupied by South Korea since 1954. An irritant in Japanese-Korean relations, they are valuable mainly for the fisheries in the surrounding waters and the potential offshore mineral wealth.
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Dokdo Tank was developed by MIR T&M and named after the beloved Korean island of Dok-do.
In his sermon entitled "The God with Us," Pastor Choe Hun preached, "All Christians should take the lead in defending Dok-do, our ownership of which is historically obvious.
For the aim and details of the law, see "A Special Law on the Development of Dok-do," Legislation No.
A Special Law for Conserving and Exploiting Dok-do," Legislation No.
A CCK statement was issued that read, "A series of absurd Japanese remarks on Dok-do are not tolerable.
Embarrassing recall of maritime affairs minister from the ceremony for the completion of Dok-do wharf facilities," Moonhwa ilbo, November 7, 1997, p.
Fishermen come forth in defending Dok-do," Seoul shinmun, December 29, 1999, p.
Political issues such as top government leaders' visit to the Yasukuni war shrine, territorial claims over Dok-do Island, diehard denial of state responsibility for the World War II ''comfort women'' serving the imperial army and the erasing of historical misdeeds in school textbooks have interfered with the growth of tolerance on this side of the East Sea.
Dokdo Tank was developed by MIRTNM and named after the beloved Korean island of Dok-do.