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23.8.12

Korean Diplomat Suggests Japan Bet Its Claim to Tsushima Against Korea's Claim to Dokdo at ICJ

Korea Times article HERE says that Korean diplomat Chang Dong-hee has suggested that Japan bet its claim to Tsushima against Korea's claim to Dokdo. Specifically, Mr. Chang said the following on a Korean radio program:
"If Japan lodges a protest with Korea over Dokdo, it should bet Tsushima."
Personally, I think it is a great idea. Japan agrees to take its claim to Tsushima to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and Korea agrees to take its claim to Dokdo, and both countries agree to abide by the Court's rulings. In other words, Japan bets its 1,500-plus-year claim to Tsushima and 400-plus-year claim to Liancourt Rocks (Takeshima / Dokdo) against Korea's claims to the two islands.

I would like to nominate that Korean diplomat for a Noble Peace Prize.

4 comments:

  1. I'm watching at Diet Session on TV at the moment and Korea's fabrication of Usando in "Map of the Eight Provinces" is on issue. They are talkinga about Korea's claim on Tsushima displayed at Dokdo Museum.

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  2. From Asahi Shimbun

    http://www.asahi.com/politics/update/0823/TKY201208230356.html

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs turned the South Korean embassy officials away at the door.

    On the issue of return of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's private letter addressed to President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea, Korean Embassy staff visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on the evening of 23. Although he seems to have brought a letter, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not allow the intrusiveness of the ministry from the main gate and embassy staff went away. According to a senior Foreign Ministry official, formal reservation was not made by ROK.

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  3. VOA News August 23, 2012

    http://www.voanews.com/content/south-korea-to-return-japans-protest-letter-amid-island-dispute/1494129.html
    >>" S.Korea to Return Japan's Protest Letter Amid Island Dispute."
    The last sentence; "The largely uninhabited islets have been under effective South Korean control since the end of Japanese colonial rule after World War II."

    Ah, me! It is a gross misunderstanding.

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  4. my guess is that the ROK diplomat thinks that Japan wouldn't considering putting something up that's worth more and undeniably Japanese, but would turn Tsushima against the govt for even thinking it. All for something so small and uninhabitable, even though it means something to both nations.
    It would be stupid to do it, but to the Korean, this ain't no betting contest. and Japan claims to Tsushima is not in doubt. sure Korea had in their records that some king went to conquer Tsushima, but Japan claims is more concrete, plus Japanese been living there for for millenniums. Tsushima does have trading relations with Joseon, but were never under their rule.
    If Japan calls his bluff, then they're screwed.

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