The islands in question are called Dokdo
by the ROK; Japan calls them Takeshima.
The army had suddenly started military drills to protect the Dokdo
islands in the far east of the Korean peninsula, the Yonhap news agency said, noting that the current exercises had been delayed as relations deteriorated The military exercises were scheduled to begin on Sunday, including naval, air, and army forces, the South Korean navy said, adding that the drill dubbed as "East Sea territory defense training".
South Korea is considering determining when to conduct maritime drills on and around its easternmost islets of Dokdo
after watching whether Japan will take the South off a list of trusted trading partners as planned next week, an official said Saturday.
4 (BNA): South Korea is considering carrying out a combined maritime defense drill on and around its easternmost islets of Dokdo
as early as this month, military and government sources said Sunday.
Both South Korea and Japan scrambled aircraft in response to the alleged airspace violation near the islets of Dokdo
On an online community, it has been suggested that BTS' Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook should be enlisted together and do their military service in the disputed Liancourt Rocks, a group of islets called Dokdo
by South Korea and Takeshima by Japan.
Seung-jae's favorite song is 'Dokdo
is our Land.' Dokdo
or Liancourt Rocks is a group of islets located at Japan Sea.
in waters off the easternmost islets of Dokdo
today, officials said.
The statement was made in response to the news that the Japanese government will be speeding up the timeline for the publication of new high school textbooks as part of its controversial 'national territory education' policy, which will educate Japanese students that Taiwan's Dioayu Islands and South Korea's Dokdo
Islands are historically part of Japanese territory.
The South Korean military is set to launch war games off its east coast the aim of preventing "an invasion" of the Dokdo
islands, which have been at the center of a territorial dispute between Seoul and Tokyo.
SEOUL -- South Korea on Tuesday denounced Japan's yearly diplomatic paper as "history-regressive," as the Japanese government repeated its territorial claims to Dokdo
islets, called Takeshima in Japan.