竹島問題の歴史

18.12.08

Integrity finally wins one

The following is an excerpt from a December 18 Joogang Daily article entitled, "100,000 won bill can wait."
At the time, Finance Ministry officials cited the bill’s design as a key issue behind the postponement. On the bill’s front, Kim Gu, a Korean independence fighter under Japan’s colonial rule in the early 1900s, was to be featured. The back was supposed to depict the “Daedongyeojido” - a wood-engraved map of the Korean Peninsula created by Kim Jeong-ho, a geographer and cartographer during the Joseon Dynasty. But controversy emerged after it was revealed that Kim’s engraving did not include Dokdo, a controversial group of Korean islets in the East Sea, which Japan claims as its own territory. Public sentiment would have the BOK add Dokdo, but doing so would compromise the integrity of the original work.
Finally, "integrity" wins out over "public sentiment," for now.

HERE is another article on the topic from the AFP.

4 comments:

  1. I hoped they would make the note as planned - if they introduced the altered map, it would be a clue for Korean people to notice why it had to be altered.
    And if they introduced the map untouched - then it would be a clue for korean people to notice that Dokdo was not depicted in the map.

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  2. 24-Nation Pew Global Attitudes Survey(2008)
    http://pewglobal.org/reports/pdf/260.pdf

    With the exception of the Chinese, as well as the South Koreans, whose opinion of Japan is mixed (47% favorable vs. 51% unfavorable), Asian publics express positive views of Japan. Fully 77% in Australia and Indonesia have a favorable view, as do six-in-ten Indians. India is also generally liked by its neighbors – majorities in Australia (71%), Indonesia (63%), Japan (60%), and South Korea (52%) hold positive views.

    Views of Pakistan and South Korea are more mixed. A solid majority in Japan (60%) and
    pluralities in China (49%) and South Korea (42%) express negative views of Pakistan, while the Australians are split (45% favorable vs. 41% unfavorable). Only in Indonesia does a majority have a positive view of Pakistan; nearly six-in-ten in that country hold a favorable opinion (58%). South Korea receives positive ratings by majorities in Australia (64%), China (56%), and Japan (57%), and by a plurality in Indonesia (43%). In India and Pakistan, however, more express negative opinions than express positive opinions about South Korea (41% vs. 31% in India; 28% vs. 18% in Pakistan). (p47)

    Opinions of Asian countries are mixed in other parts of the world. Japan and India are generally viewed favorably, while views of Pakistan and South Korea are more mixed. Publics in 15 of the 17 countries surveyed in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East rate Japan favorably. Only in Jordan is Japan viewed negatively by a majority (53%), while South Africans are evenly split (39% favorable and 39% unfavorable).(p48)


    Has Japan Apologized Sufficiently for World War II? (p49)

    S.Korea : Yes-1%, No-96%
    China : Yes-8%, No-76%

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  3. Funny is that bigotted Japanese examine every single map of every single tiny publisher in Korea to scream "LOOOK DOKDO IS NOT INCLUDED!"

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