（This is a translation of San-in Chuo Shinpo article on 12th December、2007.）
（Original by San-in Chuo Shinpo : 原文）
（Korean News : 韓国のニュース）http://news.joins.com/article/aid/2007/12/16/3032497.html
(Takeshima, which consists of an east and a west island has now been drawn on detailed Japanese topographical map. The characters "隠岐の島町" (Okinoshima Town) indicate possession.
The Geographical Survey Institute of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport published, for the first time, the topographical map of Takeshima (South Korea: Tokdo) with a scale of 1/25,000, which shows the details of the islets. Both Japan and Korea claim ownership of the islets.
The map was made using a space satellite image, which shows Takeshima more clearly than past maps. Previous maps only showed outlines of the islets since detailed investigations could not be made. The map shows not only Japanese territory, but also the geographical features of the territory.
The need for an updated topographical map was especially felt when the new Oki Airport was opened in July 2006. In addition, to the Okinoshima town's in giving birth by the amalgamation in October, 2004, and having become this town belonging, Geographical Survey Institute reformed after an interval of nine years. Takeshima formerly belonged to Gokasho village(五箇所村), Shimane Prefecture.
It is a topographical map of this town that divides into five pieces that Takeshima who consists of the two island in east and west appears. Among these, the east island (Higashijima : 東島) of the altitude 97 meters and west island (Nishijima : 西島) of 168 meters were published while having shown the Nishimura（西村） district.
Takeshima was impossible to be mapped in detail due to the illegal occupancy of South Korea, since the topographical map of 1/25,000 was usually made based on the photograph and the field investigation. However, it was decided to be possible to supplement because the prospect had looked up in the topographic survey that used the space satellite image.
The PR room of the insititute announced that "It is an obligation of Geographical Survey Institute to arrange Japanese territory on the map. At last, Takeshima's details were able to be displayed though the field investigation etc. were not able to have been done."
To use it to enlighten the Takeshima problem, Shimane Prefecture exhibits this topographical map in the Takeshima Reference room that installed it in old prefectural museum in the Matsue City town
(Huge thanks to pacifist for checking my translation.)