The islets in question are Liancourt Rocks, which are known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima
and the Northern Territories are symbols of Japan's nationalism.
The summoning came a day after Japan's Shimane prefecture held the annual ceremony of the Takeshima
Day, which was set up in 2006 by the prefectural government to lay territorial claims to the disputed islets, known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima
Tokyo refers to the islands, which are located in the Sea of Japan (known as East Sea in South Korea), as Takeshima
, while they are called Dokdo in South Korea.
Tokyo refers to the islands in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) as Takeshima
, while they are known as Dokdo in South Korea.
The revised manuals describe the Senkaku Islands and Takeshima
islets as "integral parts of Japanese territory.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday's landing drill by South Korean navy and coast guard personnel on the island group, called Takeshima
by Japan and Dokdo by South Korea, violated Japanese sovereignty and is "totally unacceptable.
Outline of Takeshima
Issue, Ministry OF Foreign Affairs of Japan, http://www.
The two countries' relations remain strained over divergent perceptions of wartime history and a territorial dispute over a pair of South Korean-controlled islets in the Sea of Japan, known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima
A group of three Japanese historians on Thursday visited the South Korean-controlled Takeshima
islets claimed by Japan to carry out on-site research, a member of the group said.
Seoul, April 5 (Xinhua-ANI): South Korea lodged a strong protest on Friday against Japan's renewed territorial claim over Dokdo islets, known as Takeshima
in Japan, lying halfway between Seoul and Tokyo.
SOUTH Korean President Lee Myung- Bak's surprise visit to Dokdo, known as Takeshima
in Japan, over which Japan also claims sovereignty, has deteriorated diplomatic relations between Tokyo and Seoul.