Dokdo - Takeshima are a group of small islets located in the waters between
The protest to Hisashi Michigami, minister at the Japanese embassy in Seoul, followed the event in Matsue, the capital of the western Japan prefecture of Shimane, on Saturday, attended by Yoshitami Kameoka, parliamentary secretary with the central government's Cabinet Office.Monday, 24 February, 2014, 6:34pm
I refer to your editorial ("The world looks at Sino-US talks", March 21).
You mentioned that US President Barack Obama will meet the newly-elected Chinese President Xi Jinping possibly in September.2 Apr 2013 - 5:59am 7 comments
A Japanese scholar has branded as "childish" the reactions in South Korea and China to new school textbooks that describe disputed islands as Japanese territory. Japan's Education Ministry on Tuesday approved a range of new textbooks for the school year that starts in April next year, with two geography books and six covering politics and economics stating that the Diaoyu, or Senkaku, islands and the Takeshima islands, which South Korea calls Dokdo, belong to Japan.28 Mar 2013 - 2:48am
Beginning this year, all schools will be required to provide a minimum of 10 hours of classes annually on "the importance of Dokdo", a ministry spokesman said.27 Feb 2013 - 5:31am
Japan held an annual rally on Friday over Tokyo’s claim to a set of tiny islands controlled by South Korea, which has been at the centre of a long-standing territorial feud.
Some 500 people flocked to the event in Shimane prefecture in western Japan, including the highest-ranking Japanese government official ever to attend and local and national politicians.22 Feb 2013 - 3:24pm
FIFA has suspended a South Korean player for two international matches over a post-match political gesture at the London Olympics, the South’s football body said on Monday.4 Dec 2012 - 10:34am
South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan warned yesterday of signs of a rightward shift in Japanese politics, including an increasingly aggressive stance on territorial issues.
Kim's remarks followed last week's decision by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda to dissolve parliament and call a general election next month.23 Nov 2012 - 2:42am
Japan's ties with US, China vex Dalai Lama13 Nov 2012 - 2:38am
Japan and South Korea are planning a formal summit later this month, the first meeting since President Lee Myung-Bak angered Tokyo with a surprise visit to a disputed island chain, a report said.12 Nov 2012 - 3:38am
South Korea is renaming peaks on islands disputed with Japan in an attempt to reassert its sovereignty over the territory after a decades-long dispute flared up again this summer.29 Oct 2012 - 1:44am
South Korea said on Sunday it would rename peaks on islands disputed with Japan in an attempt to reassert its sovereignty over the territory after a decades-long dispute flared up again this summer.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
South Korea on Thursday lashed out at Google for changing the name of an isolated set of islands at the centre of a territorial dispute with Japan on its English-language web mapping service.
The protest came as Seoul and Tokyo are locked in a propaganda war to publicise their respective claims to the islands, known as Dokdo in Korea and Takeshima in Japan.25 Oct 2012 - 5:42pm
A group of South Korean lawmakers yesterday visited an isolated set of islands at the centre of a territorial dispute with Japan - prompting an immediate protest from Tokyo.
Seventeen members of the parliamentary National Defence Committee flew to the Dokdo islands (known as Takeshima in Japan) on military helicopters for a day-long visit, an aide to committee member Han Ki-ho said.24 Oct 2012 - 2:39am
A group of South Korean lawmakers on Tuesday visited an isolated set of islands at the heart of a territorial dispute with Japan – a move likely to stoke tensions with Tokyo still more.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
A group of Japanese, led by Nobel Prize-winning author Kenzaburo Oe, has issued a statement criticising their government's handling of territorial disputes and urging it to stop its battles with Taiwan and China over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands and with South Korea over the Dokdo/Takeshima Islands.11 Oct 2012 - 9:58am 1 comment