竹島問題の歴史

6.8.08

Another Picture of the Map Mural at the "Blue House"


The above picture was posted with an August 6 Korea Times article HERE, which talked about the issues discussed by the two presidents. Interestingly, Dokdo was not mentioned as one of them, which suggests that President Bush did not want to discuss the issue.
According to a Korean news article HERE, when asked why the US government agency still listed Dokdo as "Liancourt Rocks," President Lee responded, "I thanked President Bush for the correction [to the status]," and then added, "I think if our government can convince [the US] of our historic legitimacy, then the problem will be corrected."
Gerry writes: Good luck trying to prove "historic legitimacy."
President Lee also said, "Our people are already living on Dokdo, and isn't it under our control?" And then Lee stressed, "If we maintain a firm, consistent stance, we can correct it."
Sometime during the time frame, President Lee also said, "The Dokdo problem is not a problem between Korea and the US; it is a problem between Korea and Japan." He also said, "If our government works hard to be consistent and to maintain the status quo, it will be solved."
Gerry writes: That does not sound very Korean to me, which makes me think that the US has given Korea some good advice on Dokdo.
By the way, the map on the wall looks like it might be of an old map of Korea. The island looks to be Ulleungdo, and it seems that President Lee is claiming that the larger neighboring island just to the "southeast" is Dokdo, rather than Ulleungdo's neighboring island of Jukdo.
I am not sure which map it is, but if we assume that is the best the Korean government can come up with to support their historic claim on Dokdo, then I think people should see why I say that Korea has no old maps of Dokdo (Liancourt Rocks).

6 comments:

  1. What is that white guy doing with his head/body against the wall...

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  2. Gerry,

    It still doesn't seem to me as Liancourt Rocks...

    BTW, USA said the terminology back to the situation a week before but it was only about the name, not sovereignty of Liancourt Rocks.
    I think many Korean people (including Steve Barber) misunderstood the "change".

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    Dennis Wilder, a White House Asia adviser, told reporters that “a very high-level” South Korean government official contacted the Bush administration about the decision. Bush asked Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to look into the matter, Wilder said, and the United States determined that the change “was not warranted at this time.”

    “We regret that this change in designation was perceived by South Koreans as some sort of change in our policy,” Wilder was quoted as saying by The Associated Press.

    South Korea’s Ambassador to Washington Lee Tae-sik said, “President Bush instructed that (the database) be reinstated to the state before the Dokdo dispute occurred,” adding that Bush “himself made the decision and ordered that the decision be implemented immediately.”

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  3. 벽면의 지도에 독도(竹島)는 그려져 있지 않습니다.
    양대통령과 텔레비전의 기자는, 울릉도를 독도(竹島)와 착각 하고 있습니다.
    http://naoc.iza.ne.jp/blog/entry/672514/

    http://www.ytn.co.kr/_comm/pop_mov.php?s_mcd=0101&s_hcd=&key=200808062204354231
    (50초 경과시)

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  4. 근데 울릉도의 동남쪽엔 쌍둥이 섬은 없습니다. 울릉도에서 훨 멀리 떨어진 곳에 쌍둥이 섬인 독도가 있지요.

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  5. There is no twin island near the south-east of the Ulleungdo. But the Dokdo is located at the far south-east of the Ulleungdo. So if you ask that is "just Ulleungdo"? but there is no answer about that question. because we don't know about the twin island of the mural.
    the people know the truth who drawed the mural.

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  6. I wonder what Japanese people would say if we asked them,"What do you guys want with Dokdo anyways?"

    It sounds like Maury time

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