Japan lodged a complaint on Monday over a South Korean ship conducting a marine survey in waters near the Japanese-claimed islands controlled by Seoul. Japan refers to them as Takeshima and South Korea calls them Dokdo. Photo: AP
Japan lodged a complaint on Monday over a South Korean ship conducting a marine survey in waters near the Japanese-claimed islands controlled by Seoul. Japan refers to them as Takeshima and South Korea calls them Dokdo. Photo: AP
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How a marine survey in disputed waters is affecting South Korea’s long turbulent ties with Japan

  • Tokyo lodged official protests after a South Korean survey vessel was detected in waters near the islets known as Dokdo by Seoul, and Takeshima in Japan
  • Complicated relations stem from differing views on Imperial Japan’s treatment of colonial Korea, and the abuse of World War II comfort women from Korea

Japan lodged a complaint on Monday over a South Korean ship conducting a marine survey in waters near the Japanese-claimed islands controlled by Seoul. Japan refers to them as Takeshima and South Korea calls them Dokdo. Photo: AP
Japan lodged a complaint on Monday over a South Korean ship conducting a marine survey in waters near the Japanese-claimed islands controlled by Seoul. Japan refers to them as Takeshima and South Korea calls them Dokdo. Photo: AP
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