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31.7.08

"US Reinstates S. Korean Sovereignty Over Dokdo"

A July 31 Korea Times article entitled, "US Reinstates S. Korean Sovereignty Over Dokdo," reports that the US Board of Geographic Names (BGN) has revised its description of Liancourt Rocks to being under Korean sovereignty. Last week the BGN had changed the description of Ulleungdo to "undesignated sovereignty," angering many South Koreans.

A US government spokesman had said that "undesignated sovereignty" reflected the US view of neutrality in regard to the sovereignty dispute, but after receiving a phone call for a "high-level" Korean government official, President Bush ordered that the description be revised to the way it was before the change.

"US Reinstates S. Korean Sovereignty Over Dokdo"

2 comments:

  1. From Sankei Shimbun's site.

    The re-change could be a temporary measures in the possibility of
    a repeated mark change to the drastic measure review.
    (表記再々変更の可能性も 再変更は抜本見直しへの一時的措置か)

    Sankei 2008.7.31 11:30

    According to the person related to Japan-U.S., as for the re-changed description of Takeshima once on the 30th, it was scheduled to start a drastic review(抜本的見直し) of the name of a place after once returned to "South Korea and high seas(韓国・公海)" once. And he/she pointed out the possibility that the mark changes again in the future.

    Quite a lot of inconsistant parts were found when U.S. government examined after they received South Korea's protest. Therefore, the president directed complete review of the description after the mark of Takeshima is returned for the time being in consideration of the request of South Korea.

    It was emphasized that "Neutral posture of the U.S. government had not changed", and for the United States not to have supported the standpoint of South Korea of the Takeshima issue. (Kyodo)

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