A study of the territorial dispute between Japan and Korea over Liancourt Rocks, a small cluster of barren, rocky islets in the Sea of Japan that Japanese call Takeshima and Koreans call Dokdo.
Gerry,Thank you, this is a great article.Korean newspapers seem to be too emotional and Japanese newspapers to be too calm. Actually, I seldom see the newspaper articles concerning Takeshima issue nowadays in Japan while we see some articles on Korean newspaper (online Japanese language versions) on the everyday basis.
I always admire and also am very grateful Ampontan's effort to inform things in Japan to the world in English without any kind of strong biases, which we sometimes see in a major newspapers like NYT. And I'm also glad he introduced that there are many opinons on Takeshima issue among major media in Japan which I think is very important for democracy and I'm very proud of..Though there are still many radical Koreans who never toralate other's having different opinon, especially on Takeshima/Dokdo issue, I did witnessed there are some Korean who think this is lefty's ajitation and they are using ordinary people's emotions here and there.I got a feeling that Korean are changing bit by bit. I hope more Korean, who doubt their government's overreaction, will visit our site.