竹島問題の歴史

2.3.09

The Korean "wild cat" (삵, 살쾡이, 野猫)

The following is a picture of the endangered Korean "wild cat" (野猫), which is bigger than a normal cat. This may be the kind of cat that Korean inspectors found on Ulleungdo during the Joseon period. The cat below was recently spotted near Korean's Junam Reservoir.

6 comments:

  1. Wild cats live in Tsushima too (Tsushima Yamaneko). The climate of Tsushima may resembles one of Ulleungdo.

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  2. Sea lion Cave here

    I feel similar atmosphere with Gwaneumdo and cave-like place nearby Dogong?

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  3. I commend the courage of the author of site.
    However, I have a small problem.
    Quoted is the "Purpose of this Blog"

    "The purpose of this blog is to discuss current and historical issues related to the territorial dispute between Japan and Korea over Liancourt Rocks, which is a small group of rocky islets located in the Sea of Japan. Japanese refer to the islets as "Takeshima" while Koreans refer to them as "Dokdo." All views are welcome, and comments may be made in any language, but personal attacks, foul language, and comments dealing with unrelated issues will be unwelcome and may be deleted. The goal is civil discussion and debate."

    If the goal is 'civil discussion and debate', shouldn't the chair(author) be neutral?
    In a debate I am more accustomed to, the chair usually maintains neutrality.
    The chair may have an opinion. However, should not explicitly state or express the opinion during the debate, in order to maintain the said neutrality.
    This is a basic condition of any debate.
    I mean, if Japan and Korea play against each other in a football match, shouldn't the referee be from neither Korea or Japan?

    The author clearly has a bias.

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  4. Hi vincentvangoghmm

    "The following is a picture of the endangered Korean "wild cat" (野猫), which is bigger than a normal cat. This may be the kind of cat that Korean inspectors found on Ulleungdo during the Joseon period. The cat below was recently spotted near Korean's Junam Reservoir."

    This is what Gerry wrote in this post. What kind of "bias" you detected in the sentence? If you browse the comment section for the last two years, you would realize he's never deleted pro-Korean comments as long as they related to the topic. Actually, we don't have good pro-Korean debaters these days, so we seriously need one to pump up the debate.

    You are very very welcome to state opposite opinion if you like, as long as it relates to the topic.

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  5. Hi vincentvangoghmm,

    In this Gerry's blog, I think there is no need of referee or the chair. The chair should be each of you - the readers.

    Please look at the discussions in the past. Pro-Korean people and Pro-Japanese people argued one by one by turns. In the end, readers can judge themselves which side was persuasive.

    Your opinion won't be blocked unless you break the rules. So why don't you write your opinion? You are welcome.

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  6. Vincent,

    This blog is unmoderated, which means there is no "chair." Anyone with a Google ID can post comments to it, including those who hold opposing views. I delete comments only if they include exccessive foul language, are SPAM, or talk about an irrelevant topic, and those kinds of comments are deleted only after they are posted.

    In fact, my blog is probably one of the few Dokdo-Takeshima Web sites that allow unmoderated comments. Many of Korea's Dokdo Web sites do not even allow reader comments.

    The reason many of Korea's Dokdo advocates no longer comment on this blog is that they have learned that they cannot come here and make false claims without our posting maps and documents to refute them.

    I also suspect that the reason Korea's Dokdo Web sites tend to be moderated or do not even offer the opportunity for reader comments is that they do not want people like us refuting their claims.

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