see Liancourt RocksLiancourt 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.
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He said the teaching manuals would be changed to make clear that the rocky islets controlled by South Korea but claimed by both nations, known as Takeshima in Japan and Tokdo in South Korea, were Japanese territory.
Seven senior lawmakers from South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party, including its chairman Hwang Woo Yea, on Thursday visited a pair of South Korea-held islets in the Sea of Japan known as Tokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan.
One of the most sensitive of these arguments is about sovereignty over the rocky islets called Tokdo by the Koreans and Takeshima by the Japanese, and which are situated in what the Koreans call 'The East Sea' and the Japanese call 'The Sea of Japan'.
When the dispute flared up in the mid-1990s--after both countries had ratified UNCLOS and declared overlapping EEZs--an article in Newsweek reported that a Korean best-seller had painted the scenario of Japan starting a war against South Korea by invading Tokdo with the ending that Japan surrenders but only after being hit by nuclear weapons launched by South Korea with North Korea's help!s (60) In an unmistakable message that will provoke strong nationalistic feelings, the Republic of Korea Navy named its first large amphibious ship Dokdo after the disputed islands.
There are too few photos from islands, except a few from Cheju Island and one each from Tokdo in the East Sea and Wando and Pogildo in the South Sea.
Desde una perspectiva liberal, los costos de un conflicto entre Japon y Corea del Sur resultan muy superiores a los beneficios de solucionarlos por via de la negociacion, asunto que de cuando en cuando refleja su plausibilidad en el caso especifico y no resuelto del disputado islote Tokdo (en coreano) o Takeshima (en japones).
Because of their dispute in the Sea of Japan/East Sea over the Liancourt Rocks, known as Takeshima in Japan and Tokdo in Korea, this agreement only delimited a boundary through the Tsushima/Korea Strait for approximately 260 nm.
For years, the Japanese government has insisted that the controversy over Takeshima, which South Koreans call Tokdo, is an issue unrelated to Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula from 1910 to 1945.
The Environment Ministry is considering designating about 300 square kilometers around Ulleung island, and its adjacent Tokdo island, known as Takeshima in Japan, as a national park in 2004 after consulting with the Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry, the official said.
In the 1980s a Korean pop song, 'Tokdo is our land', so inflamed popular opinion that the government banned the song.
Furthermore, heightened tension surfaced concerning sovereignty disputes over island and rock formations - e.g., the Spratly and Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, the Senkaku Islands (Sento Shosho in Japanese and Diaoyu Tai in Chinese) and the Liancourt Rocks (Takeshima in Japanese and Tokdo in Korean) in the East China Sea, and the Kuril Islands (or Northern Territories) in the Sea of Okhotsk (Dzurek, 1996a; Drifte, 1996; Economist, 1996; Gilley et al., 1996).
These groups include the National Headquarters for Defending Dokdo (consisting of sixteen civic groups), the Party for Tokdo Protection, the Korea Dokdo Research and Preservation Association, the Council for Dokdo Residents, and the Headquarters for Making Dokdo an Inhabited Island.