"Japanese Netizens Actively Promote 'Takeshima'"Notice that the newspaper gave our site's address as the multi-lingual web site for Shimane Prefecture's Takeshima's information page. Not only is that information wrong, but the Korean sentences in the article seem to be poorly written.
Japanese netizens are actively promoting "Takeshima" (called "Dokdo" in Korea).
According to the Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), on the 28th, Japanese netizens will use a site entitled "2008 Takeshima project" (sakurasakurasakura3.blog53.fc2.com/blog-entry-342.html) to achieve solidarity and systematically promote Dokdo as "Takeshima."
The site will insist to bloggers and site managers that Dokdo is "Takeshima," and will post such things as articles, pictures, and video. It will also ask that people participate in a survey on an English site that asks about the sovereignty of Dokdo. It is also proposing that people again link to Shimane (島根) Prefecture's multi-lingual information page on Takeshima (dokdo-or-takeshima.blogspot.com).
The site presently has more than 100 bloggers and site managers participating.
The President of VANK, Bak Gi-tae, said, "Moreover, the problem is serious because this site induces anti-Korean content by linking bloggers to sites where they can purchase, "Hating the Korean Wave," which is a book written by Japanese right-wingers."
President Bak said, "If you type '2008 Takeshima' (2008年竹島) into the overseas search engine 'Google' (www.google.com), you can easily confirm that the Japanese sites participating in this movement are rapidly spreading." He added, "To deal with this, VANK will begin a serious infomation campaign by networking with friendly bloggers, domestically and overseas, and setting up a blogger hub site to promote to the world Dokdo, Goguryo, and pro-Korean-wave information.
Link to the Korean article
Link to the Japanese blog referred to in the article