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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It is meant to bolster the county's resolve to defend the Dokdo Islands (also known as Liancourt Rocks or Takeshima Islands).
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The government of Japan protested to South Korea in connection with the military exercises in the area of the Liancourt Rocks islands, disputed by Tokyo and Seoul, the Kyodo news agency reported, citing sources in Japanese diplomatic circles.
The map on the official web site for next year's Games includes the Liancourt Rocks, which are governed by South Korea but claimed by Japan.
Hours after the briefing, however, South Korea's defense ministry said its military department at the South Korean embassy in Russia obtained an official document, the same day, from the Russian military authorities, in which they blamed South Korean F-16s for approaching the Russian bombers near Dokdo (or the Liancourt Rocks as they phrased) and conducted unprofessional maneuvers jeopardizing their safety.
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.
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.
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.
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.