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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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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 Tuesday.
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.