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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Contract awarded for New construction of the tokto corridor and the song-i 1 line
Hisaya Ishino is a professor emeritus at Tokto Metropolitan University, Tokyo.
He also discusses why the South Korean government decided to restore the Kyongbok Palace in 1997 and demolish the impressive neo-Renaissance former Japanese Government-General Building at about the same time Korean anger about China's submission to UNESCO for World Heritage recognition of Koguryo sites in eastern Manchuria and Japan's claim to sovereignty over the Tokto or Takeshima islands; and how and why the Koreans proclaim that they have a unique culture and identity despite the heritage they share with China and Japan.
With Japan, the territorial dispute over the Takeshima islets, known as Tokto in South Korea, was rekindled by Tokyo's decision to mention the controversy in Japanese guidebooks for junior high school teachers.
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In South Korea, anti-Japanese sentiment flared over the territorial dispute concerning the Takeshima islets (called Tokto by Koreans) in the Sea of Japan.
A worker at a hotel in the Chugoku region voiced concern that an academic meeting to be held in May by Japan and South Korea may be cancelled due to the territorial row over what Japan calls Takeshima Island and South Korea calls Tokto.
The new pact is mainly intended to set provisional fishing zones around a disputed group of islets in the Sea of Japan, called Takeshima in Japan and Tokto in Korea, and south of South Korea's Cheju Island.
There is no doubt that Koizumi's visits to Yasukuni Shrine had a huge impact, but Roh was also antagonistic in regard to the territorial dispute over the Takeshima islets, known as Tokto in Korean, calling the clash a ''diplomatic war.
The Takeshima islets are called Tokto by South Koreans.
In a special statement Tuesday, Roh denounced Japan's claim of sovereignty over the Takeshima islets, called Tokto in South Korea.