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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Address : 1 Route De L Hopital Bp 10239 Labruyere 60332 Liancourt Cedex
Godolphin is also represented by three-year-old filly Val De Marne (Andre Fabre/Mickael Barzalona), who takes the step up to Listed level in the extended 10-furlong Prix de Liancourt.
The islets in question are Liancourt Rocks, which are known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan.
ed Dunlop and owners the Sages begin a mini tour of the region when Sagely and Doyle face eight fillies in the Listed Prix de Liancourt over an extended mile and a quarter.
Lee (2005) noted that the viewpoints of most Koreans are not favorable toward Japan, owing to historical reasons, such as the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592, the annexation of Korea under Japanese rule for 36 years (from 1910 to 1945), and the Liancourt Rocks territorial dispute.
In 2005, Japan's Shimane Prefecture adopted the 'Takeshima Day' ordinance that designated 22 February, the day the Liancourt Rocks (Dokdo in Korean, Takeshima in Japanese) were incorporated into Japan in 1905, as a prefectural memorial day.
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.
Limited tourism mainly by South Koreans to the Liancourt Rocks (Dokdo) has grown in recent years as a result of the political status of the rocks.
A quick resolution of the Senkaku Islands dispute (or of Japan's lower-profile conflict with South Korea over the Korean-controlled Liancourt Rocks) is improbable, but Japan could be more proactive.
Phil Haas, Status and Sovereignty of the Liancourt Rocks: The Dispute Between Japan and Korea, 15 Gonz.
When the French Revolution was still a few years away, the duc de Liancourt, an official in the court of Louis XVI, sent his two sons, Francois de la Rochefoucauld and his brother Alexandre to Suffolk, England, in 1784.
En el Mar de Japon hay islas, mas bien rocas de Liancourt (en japones) o Docto (en coreano) cuya propiedad es disputada entre Japon y Corea del Sur.