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edhanAug. 12, 2012 - 01:24PM JST
ICJ is heavily lobbied by Japan and believe one of the court member is Japanese. So, why should Korean take this case to ICJ? But, mostly, it is a ridiculous for someone to claim that is not his and start falsifying documents and the history. It tells a lot about his integrity and character.
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edhanAug. 12, 2012 - 01:13PM JST
Dokdo is a Korean territory. The following are some excerpts from various researches from elite universities includding Standford.
With the beginning of the Meiji Restoration in 1868, the Japanese government began compiling land registers and bthe Meiji government made it clear in 1877 that Ulleung Island and Dokdo were Korean territory, saying they had nothing to do with Japan.
Hosaka, a Japanese-born academic, says he bought the book from a dealer who specializes in old Japanese maps. He has also found other complete maps of Japan that do not include Dokdo.
Japan’s claims of sovereignty on Dokdo are closely related to its attempt to justify its early imperialist expansion in 1905. Thus, Japan’s claiming of Dokdo was a part of its imperial-colonial expansionism design which made Korea the first victim of Japan. In the furtherance of this attitude, the Japanese extreme rightists glamorize the past imperialist appetite and colonial occupation, invasion, and bringing aggressive war and various war crimes.
Along with the Yasukuni Shrine issue and the controversy over Japan’s distortion of historical facts in middle and high school student textbooks, this sovereignty controversy about Dokdo, backed by national sentiment, has been functioning as one of the most serious barriers to better relations between Korea and Japan.
There are historical evidences that Korean title to Dokdo dates back to the Sixth century.
Yuji Hosaka, Japanese professor, states that another couple of historic Japanese maps have been discovered that do not include Korea’s Dokdo islets as part of Japanese territory.
Measuring 115 cm by 123 cm, one map was produced by the Japanese Army in 1877 and depicts the country’s sovereign territory in detail, but does not contain Dokdo. In 1889, Japanese surveyors created the country’s first-ever map on a 200,000:1 scale compiled from all of the maps that had been produced until that time, but even that makes no reference to Dokdo, Hosaka said.
Japan should stop making distorted and false claims on many historical events and data.
How would you feel if Korea started to claim that Honshu is a Korean island and start publishing textbooks and make stories as it is true.
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edhanAug. 12, 2012 - 12:54PM JST
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edhanApr. 10, 2011 - 03:28PM JST
The South Korean claim to Tokdo is based on earlier, more numerous precedents than that of Japan. Korean experts claim that
numerous eighth-century historical records prove that the area was first incorporated into the Korean Shilla Dynasty in 512 A.D. In addition, Korea asserts that numerous maps,including one by Japanese cartographer
Dabuchi Tomohiko, verify its title to Tokdo.
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