In the article, Mr. Hosaka complained about a Korean-language Web site he found that criticizes him and other "pro-Korean Japanese scholars." He does not mention the name of the site, but he asked the "cyber police" to investigate and found out that the site was created in Great Britain by someone with a Japanese name. He said that many Japanese operate sites abroad to avoid lawsuits and being reported.
Mr. Hosaka also wrote the following:
I know of no other English-language Web site that is operated by an American who support Japan's claims on Liancourt Rocks (Dokdo), except mine, so in case some may mistakenly think that my site here is the one Mr. Hosaka is talking about, I want to make it very clear that no Japanese or anyone else ever asked me to begin this blog on the Dokdo/Takeshima dispute.
It’s widely known that this Japanese scholar has operated not only the site I found out about but also many others, all to promote his distorted arguments about the Dokdo issue. In order to attack Korea’s claims, he has even asked Americans to operate an English-language site on Dokdo.
He uses software to manipulate the visitor numbers for Web sites that attack Korea so that they will be listed on top of lists of frequently visited Web sites. Japanese “cyber-forces” even infiltrate Korean Web sites on the Dokdo issue. Their strategy is to wage a war in cyberspace against Korea through measures that nobody notices.
I started this blog because I could find no evidence supporting Korea's claims on "Dokdo" (Liancourt Rocks) and wanted to explore the history more. After a few years of studying the issue, I have still found no evidence supporting Korea's claims. Korea has no old maps showing Liancourt Rocks or any documents showing that Koreans ever went there before Japanese started taking them there on Japanese fishing boats in the 1900s. Morever, the only two references in Korean history to an island that was probably Liancourt Rocks (Dokdo) were references to an unnamed, distant island visible from Ulleungdo, and those references suggested that the island was Japanese territory. (See HERE.)
I have read some of Mr. Hosaka's claims on Dokdo, but found them so ridiculous and flimsy that they are almost comical. I realize that Mr. Hosaka is now living and working in Korea, but he should still try to be a little more objective in the future. His school would probably keep him even without his making such silly claims.
Finally, if the English Web site he was referring to was this blog, then he should also stop lying.