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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Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Kenji Kanasugi, the director-general of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, had told the South Korean Embassy in Tokyo that the inclusion of Takeshima, or Dokdo island in Korean, was "very regrettable", "distasteful" and "not acceptable", CNN reported.
But in 2012, then-President Lee Myung-bak visited Dokdo Island and diplomatic ties between Korea and Japan froze, which many have said affected the cultural arena.
(86.) Pilkyu Kim, Reassessment of Korea-Japan Relations: Acquisition of Dokdo/Takeshima and "Effectiveness," Address Before the International Symposium on Dokdo Island (May 7, 2009) in Proceedings of the Int'l Dokdo Symposium 2009, at 40-44; Tao Cheng, The Sino-Japanese Dispute Over the Tiao-yu-tai (Senkaku) Islands and the Law of Territorial Acquisition, 14 Va.
The Oki Islands are about 160-kilometers away from Korea's Dokdo Island. At the same time, more than 100 senior maritime Self-Defense Force officers paid a visit to the Yasukuni war shrine in May.
Lastly, Seokwoo Lee's article explains that the continuing controversies regarding the appropriate legal structure of sovereignty over the Dokdo island group can be traced back to Articles 2 and 22 of the San Francisco Treaty, which failed to make specific reference to Dokdo as being among the territories Japan was to surrender.
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The Russian A-50 entry point was a highly sensitive area and it flew over a strategic piece of property, Dokdo Island. Dokdo is claimed by both South Korea and Japan but administered by Seoul in what may be interpreted as a clear message about sovereignty in Northeast Asia.
His logical explanations for the 1999 Korea-Japan fishery accord and the sovereignty of Dokdo Island against Japan's claims are introduced in his book, "A Pursuit of Truth in the Dokdo Island Issue," published in October 2000.
We advise that he utilize wisdom in handling the controversy over the two countries' sovereignty claims to Dokdo Island. It is also hoped that he won't forget about his promise to allow ethnic Koreans residing in Japan to cast votes in local elections.
Nearly 1,200 foreigners are "living" on the easternmost Dokdo island, according to data released on Sunday.
Continuing territorial disputes over Dokdo Island, also called Liancourt Rocks by some countries and Takeshima by Japan, seem to have played a role in the discontinuation.
Local and Japanese press comments instantly interpreted the comment as being directed at Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi who recently made headlines here with his insistence on territorial rights over Dokdo Island and his pledge to continue to visit the Yasukuni war memorial.