竹島問題の歴史

3.11.07

Article on "Dokdo Islands" in "Vladivostok News"

Below is a link to a November 2 article on "Dokdo Islands" in the online Russia newspaper, Vladivostok News. I found a couple of pieces of interesting information in the article, which was fairly objective, considering that only people supporting Korea's claim on Liancourt Rocks (Dokdo/Takeshima) were interviewed. However, besides the quotes from the Koreans, I do disagree with the statement in the article that said, "the territorial clash started in 1905." There was no territorial clash in 1905 since Korea never protested Japan's incorporation of the islands until sometime after World War II. The clash actually started in the 1950s when Koreans illegally occupied Takeshima (Liancourt Rocks - Dokdo). Koreans claims that "Dokdo" is a symbol of their sovereignty, but I see it as a symbol of their aggression. Korea's actions and statements concerning Dokdo are a black mark on Korea and speak badly of Korea's politicians and historians.

"Dokdo Islands--land of contention"

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