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20.7.11

"Seoul in Quanary Over Japanese Lawmakers" Planned Visit to Dokdo Museum

In a 19 July 2011 online article entitled "Seoul in Quandary Over Japanese Lawmakers' Dokdo Mission," the Chosun Ilbo reports that "Korean lawmakers were up in arms" on hearing that lawmakers from Japan's Liberal Democratic Party plan to visit Ulleungdo and the "Dokdo Museum" during their visit to Korea next month. The following is an excerpt from the article:
Japanese media reported Friday that the LDP lawmakers plan to visit Korea on Aug. 1-4. They want to meet Korean lawmakers on Aug. 1 and board a ferry to Ulleung the next day, where they plan to spend the night and visit the Dokdo Museum.

Korean lawmakers were up in arms. Special Affairs Minister Lee Jae-oh tweeted, "If their visit aims at supporting their country's groundless territorial claim on Dokdo, it's tantamount to encroachment of Korea's sovereignty. I will use all means to stop them landing on the island."
Doesn't the Dokdo Museum supposedly have evidence that supports Korea's territorial claim over Dokdo? Is seems Korean lawmakers would want Japanese lawmakers to visit the place.

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  1. It seems they started to realize the situation clearly.

    Choso Ilbo's Editorial says "Special Affairs Minister Lee Jae-oh has vowed to "use all means" to stop the Japanese politicians from landing on the island. Many Koreans must feel the same way. But no matter how suspect their intentions may be, there is no legal way to prevent foreigners from visiting the country. If violent scuffles break out and are reported around the world, it will only play into Japan's hands. "

    http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/07/19/2011071901150.html

    Korean JoongAng Daily's editorial says "We’d rather recommend that our government guide the Japanese lawmakers to Ulleung Island as well as the Dokdo islets. Upon touring the Dokdo Museum, the visitors will understand why the small islands belong to Korea. In the past, the Japanese argued that Dokdo belongs to Japan because it is not visible from Ulleung Island. In good weather, however, Dokdo can be seen from Ulleung Island. "

    http://joongangdaily.joins.com/article/view.asp?aid=2939061

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