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S. Korea Dismisses Japan’s Protest over Maritime Survey near Dokdo

S. Korea Dismisses Japan’s Protest over Maritime Survey near Dokdo

SEOUL, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The foreign ministry on Wednesday dismissed Japan’s renewed protest over Seoul’s routine maritime survey near the East Sea islets of Dokdo, emphasizing a firm stance against “unjust claims.” On Tuesday, Japan’s foreign ministry lodged a complaint through diplomatic channels, demanding an immediate halt to the maritime survey conducted by [...]

S. Korea ‘Strongly’ Protests Tokyo’s Renewed Claims to Dokdo, Calls in Japanese Diplomat

S. Korea ‘Strongly’ Protests Tokyo’s Renewed Claims to Dokdo, Calls in Japanese Diplomat

SEOUL, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea “strongly” protested against Japan on Tuesday after Tokyo issued an annual diplomatic report renewing its territorial claims to the South’s easternmost islets of Dokdo. To lodge a protest over the report, South Korea’s foreign ministry called in Taisuke Mibae, the deputy chief of mission at the Japanese [...]

Japan Reasserts Claim to Dokdo Islets, Straining Ties with South Korea on ‘Takeshima Day’

Japan Reasserts Claim to Dokdo Islets, Straining Ties with South Korea on ‘Takeshima Day’

TOKYO, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – On February 22, a significant controversy resurfaced as the Japanese government, local municipalities, and certain conservative media outlets reiterated their contentious claim over Dokdo, an islet Korea asserts sovereignty over, but Japan refers to as “Takeshima.” This assertion was made during the observance of what is known as “Takeshima Day,” [...]

Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine Sparks Controversy Over Dokdo Naming Dispute

Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine Sparks Controversy Over Dokdo Naming Dispute

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Recent findings have revealed that using Microsoft’s Bing search engine to look up “Dokdo” in English from the United States and Japan yields terms predominantly used by Japan to undermine South Korea’s sovereignty over the Dokdo islets. According to Professor Seo Kyoung-duk of Sungshin Women’s University, a search conducted in [...]

Scientists Discover Microplastics in Dokdo, Ulleungdo Seagull Feathers

Scientists Discover Microplastics in Dokdo, Ulleungdo Seagull Feathers

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – In a surprising revelation, researchers from Kyung Hee University’s Korean Institute of Ornithology have uncovered a disconcerting truth – microplastic contamination has infiltrated the feathers of seagulls residing on the East Sea islands of Dokdo and Ulleungdo.  Published in the November issue of the international journal Marine Pollution Bulletin, the [...]

Renowned Professor and Celebrated Producer Unite to Reveal Tragic Tale of Dokdo Sea Lions

Renowned Professor and Celebrated Producer Unite to Reveal Tragic Tale of Dokdo Sea Lions

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Sungshin Women’s University professor Seo Kyung-duk, renowned for exposing the distorted history surrounding the Korean Peninsula, has joined forces with Na Young-seok, one of South Korea’s most celebrated producers, to shed light on the poignant tale of the vanished Dokdo sea lions from the Korean Peninsula. Commemorating Dokdo Day on [...]

Rival Parties Express Commitment to Dokdo

Rival Parties Express Commitment to Dokdo

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The ruling and the main opposition parties denounced Japan’s territorial claims over South Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo on Wednesday as they marked “Dokdo Day.” “While the reestablishment of a future-oriented relationship between South Korea and Japan has opened discussions for cooperation in fields such as security and economy, [...]

CU’s ‘Dokdo Love Expedition’ and Special Soju Release: Supporting Dokdo and the East Sea

CU’s ‘Dokdo Love Expedition’ and Special Soju Release: Supporting Dokdo and the East Sea

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – BGF Retail, the company that operates the CU convenience store chain, announced on Thursday that its employees and CU store owners went on a trip to Dokdo as part of the “2023 Dokdo Love Support Event.” This event is part of the Dokdo Love Campaign, which BGF Retail has been running [...]

Parliamentary Committee Adopts Resolution Criticizing Japan’s Controversial Textbooks

Parliamentary Committee Adopts Resolution Criticizing Japan’s Controversial Textbooks

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – The parliamentary Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee on Monday passed a resolution denouncing Japan for laying claims to South Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo and approving school textbooks containing such claims. The resolution had originally passed through the committee in June, but the committee decided to pass it again [...]

Japan Beefs Up Dokdo PR Blitz After Release of Fukushima Wastewater

Japan Beefs Up Dokdo PR Blitz After Release of Fukushima Wastewater

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Japanese government is beefing up PR activities, including the allocation of several billion won in funding, to strengthen its claims to sovereignty over disputed territories with neighboring countries, including Dokdo.  The Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Saturday that the Japanese government has allocated a budget of about 300 million yen [...]