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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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Against this backdrop, it is noteworthy to review the criticism on Japan's claim to Dokdo sovereignty raised in Japanese academia.
The Japanese government's advertisement in local newspapers claiming sovereignty over Dokdo signifies the diplomatic battle over the rocky islets has entered round two.
The three were planning to inspect Ulleungdo, which serves as the administrative and military base for the islets called Dokdo in Korea and claimed by Japan as Takeshima.
A P-3C naval patrol aircraft found the boat 100 kilometers northeast of the Dokdo islets at 11:30 a.
The exercise is carried out under the scenario in which Coast Guard takes a leading role in repelling foreign civilians invading our territorial waters near Dokdo or trying to land on Dokdo," Col.
Ulleungdo is South Korea's administrative and military defense base for the disputed islets, known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan.
He also urged Japan to stop making its territorial claim to South Korea's eastern-most island of Dokdo.
The government of the Republic of Korea expresses strong protest over the fact that the Japanese government is repeating unjustifiable claims to Dokdo, as can be seen from the attendance of a high-level official of the central government at the provocative Dokdo day event hosted by the countrys provincial government on February 22, and urges that the event be discontinued for good.
The islets in question are Liancourt Rocks, which are known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan.
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.
The report identified the disputed islets - known as Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese - as Japanese territory.
T]o the Korean people Dokdo is not merely [a] tiny island off the eastern sea.