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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The islets in question are Liancourt Rocks, which are known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan.
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.
The meeting also comes as Japan is ensnared in a bitter territorial dispute with South Korea over claims to a set of disputed islands, known as Liancourt Rocks that are controlled by Seoul.
government does not take a position regarding the sovereignty of the disputed islets, internationally known as the Liancourt Rocks.
The Liancourt Rocks are located smack in the middle of the Sea of Japan, a pair of small islets surrounded by jagged formations, barely inhabitable but surprisingly beautiful.
Takeshima Islands Called Dokdo by the Koreans, who occupy the islets, and earlier as the Liancourt Rocks and other local and foreign names, Takeshima consists of two small islands of about 500 feet in altitude.
Plans to deploy a base station on the Dokdo island, part of the Liancourt Rocks, by two South Korean-based mobile operators have been delayed.
Los exploradores europeos bautizaron estas islas de diferente manera, como fue el caso de Liancourt Rocks, nombre conferido por el ballenero frances en 1849.
The island is known as Takeshima in Japanese, Tokto in Korean and the Liancourt Rocks in English.