see Liancourt RocksLiancourt 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.
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The summoning came a day after Japan's Shimane prefecture held the annual ceremony of the Takeshima Day, which was set up in 2006 by the prefectural government to lay territorial claims to the disputed islets, known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan.
The report identified the disputed islets - known as Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese - as Japanese territory.
Tokyo refers to the islands in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) as Takeshima, while they are known as Dokdo in South Korea.
The revised manuals describe the Senkaku Islands and Takeshima islets as "integral parts of Japanese territory.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday's landing drill by South Korean navy and coast guard personnel on the island group, called Takeshima by Japan and Dokdo by South Korea, violated Japanese sovereignty and is "totally unacceptable.
Outline of Takeshima Issue, Ministry OF Foreign Affairs of Japan, http://www.
Relations between the two countries have deteriorated due to the dispute over a group of islets in the Sea of Japan, which Tokyo calls Takeshima and Seoul calls Dokdo, and the issue of South Korean women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese army during World War II.
The two countries' relations remain strained over divergent perceptions of wartime history and a territorial dispute over a pair of South Korean-controlled islets in the Sea of Japan, known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan.
Seoul, April 5 (Xinhua-ANI): South Korea lodged a strong protest on Friday against Japan's renewed territorial claim over Dokdo islets, known as Takeshima in Japan, lying halfway between Seoul and Tokyo.
SOUTH Korean President Lee Myung- Bak's surprise visit to Dokdo, known as Takeshima in Japan, over which Japan also claims sovereignty, has deteriorated diplomatic relations between Tokyo and Seoul.
The islands, called the Dokdo Islands in Korean, the Takeshima Islands in Japanese and the Liancourt Rocks in English, have been part of a territorial dispute between South Korea and Japan since Korea gained its independence from Japan after World War II.
All seven newly approved civics textbooks for junior high school students describe the disputed Senkaku Islands and Takeshima islets as Japanese territories, the education ministry said Wednesday in announcing the results of the latest textbook screenings.