竹島問題の歴史

27.2.09

Japan makes a protest stealthily

The following is from a Sankei News Web article HERE:

竹島問題こっそり韓国に抗議 日本政府、公表せず

Japan made a protest to Korea about Takeshima (Dokdo) issue but stealthily; Japanese government did not announce it officially. 2009.2.27 17:37

韓国の「2008年度版・国防白書」が日本の竹島を韓国の領土と記述し、表紙などに竹島を背景にした写真を掲載していることに対し、日本政府は在ソウル大使館を通じ韓国政府に抗議し、東京でも韓国大使館の担当者を呼び抗議した。抗議は白書が発表された23日に行われたが、日本政府は公表せず、抗議は韓国世論をはじめ対外的にはまったく知られていない。

Korea wrote that Japan's Takeshima as Korean territory in their "National Defence White Paper 2008 version" using a photo of Takeshima as its cover. Japanese governemnt made a protest to Korean governemnt through the Japanese embassy in Seoul and summoned the men in charge from the Korean embassy in Tokyo to make a protest. The protest was made on the 23rd when the white paper was published. However, Japanese government did not announce it officially so that it was not known to foreign people including Korean people at all

を通じ韓国国防省に伝達し、東京では韓国大使館参事官を外務省に呼び抗議したという。韓国政府は昨年9月、日本の「防衛白書」をめぐる同様の問題では日本大使館公使を外交通商省に呼び抗議するとともに、日本非難の公式論評を発表している。

According to Japanese embassy, it was transmitted in Seoul to the Korean Ministry of Defence by a resident officer of Japan and in Tokyo a counselor of the Korean embassy was summoned and claimed. In September last year, Korean government summoned the Japanese minister to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Commerce to claim about the same kind of problem concerning Japan's "National Defence White Paper", and they announced the official criticism to blame Japan.

 日韓が領有権を争っている竹島(韓国名・独島)問題では、韓国政府は終始、日本への非難や抗議を内外に積極的に発表しているのに対し、日本政府(外務省)は「韓国世論を刺激してはいけない」(日本大使館筋)として韓国への非難や抗議は公表しない姿勢を取り続けている。

As to the Takeshima (Dokdo) issue which is a territorial issue between Japan and Korea, Japanese government keeps not announcing the claims and criticism toward Korea not to stimulate Korean public opinions whilst Korean government is always announcing claims and criticism toward Japan.


4 comments:

  1. I made the translation very quickly, so this may have some errors. Please correct them if you find some, thanks.

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  2. It's better than doing nothing, I guess. But if Sankei didn't repoted it, nobody didn't even notice. Or MOFA had leaked the news to them? Anyway, it's apparent that Japanese government has been keeping "promise - Takeshima Secret Pact", while Korean government neglects its obligation.

    1) One should understand another's claim to Dokdo/Takeshima and would not object to the refutation to the claims, 2) As to a future fishery zone, both of the countries draw the lines first including Dokdo/Takeshima into own territories, and then the duplicated area should be decided as a common zone, 3) Continue the status quo under Korea's occupation but Korea would not increase guards and would not build a new building or enlarge the building, 4) Both of the countries will keep the agreement continuously.

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  3. Thanks Kaneganese, I agree with you.

    And thre is one more important thing for Japan, Takeshima (Dokdo) was and is still Japan's territory. It was occupied by Korea unreasonably.

    If Japan gave up to claim, it will be Korean territory in the future - but as far as Japan keeps claiming it won't be Korean territory forever under the international law.

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  4. Gerry,

    Thanks for the repairment!

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