After School K-pop star Lizzy visited Dokdo in 2016. Lately, more Koreans are visiting the islands, which are at the centre of a territorial dispute between Korea and Japan. Photo: Instagram

Why are patriotic Koreans going on day trips to the Dokdo islets over which Japan stakes a claim?

With Korea’s Liberation Day on August 15, Koreans are heading for the territorially disputed Dokdo islets – called Takeshima islands in Japan – as local tour companies are offering up special tours

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After School K-pop star Lizzy visited Dokdo in 2016. Lately, more Koreans are visiting the islands, which are at the centre of a territorial dispute between Korea and Japan. Photo: Instagram
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