However, a U.S. expert suggests that it is a bad idea for Korea to make a fuss about "Dokdo."
"The ROK is in possession of Dokdo and that will not change," Straub said, referring to South Korea's official name of the Republic of Korea. "The international community basically isn't even aware of the controversy between Japan and the ROK over Dokdo, much less engaged about it, and it is in the ROK's interests to keep it that way."
"Expert: S. Korea should ignore Dokdo claim"
As the US expert said, it is in South Korea's interests to keep the world unaware of "Dokdo" because if it becomes an international issue, there is a danger that the truth about Dokdo will come out, and the truth will not be on Korea's side. However, the gene that would allow Koreans to be able to ignore Japanese claims on "Dokdo" does not seem to be in Korean DNA.