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  • Sep 19, 2014
  • Updated: 5:48am

Takeshima

Talking points

The National Bureau of Statistics issues its regular report on house prices in 70 major and medium-sizes cities. The State Council told local authorities on Wednesday to "decisively" curb real estate speculation and take steps to rein in the property market after prices rose the most in two years last month. 

Friday, 22 February, 2013, 4:04am

Seoul to rename peaks to assert claim to disputed islands

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

Tokyo protests at South Korean MPs' visit to disputed islands

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

South Korean lawmakers visit islands disputed with Japan

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

South Korea, Japan leaders swap ‘cool’ diplomatic advice

South Korea’s president and Japan’s premier exchanged advice on Monday on remaining “mature” and “cool-headed” but offered no concessions over a bitter territorial row that has soured relations.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am