The disputed islets called Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese. Photo: Xinhua

Japan-South Korea ties: on the rocks over Pyongyang?

  • Nationalistic posturing by 13 South Korean politicians on a rocky outcrop in the Sea of Japan is seen as the latest attempt to antagonise Tokyo.
  • But observers say the long-term goal of this behaviour is to curry favour with North Korea
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The disputed islets called Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese. Photo: Xinhua
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