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College Students Cycle 3,500 Kilometers in North America to Promote Awareness About Dokdo

College Students Cycle 3,500 Kilometers in North America to Promote Awareness About Dokdo

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Gil Tae-jin, a 23-year-old university student studying materials engineering at Kookmin University in Seoul has completed a 3,500-kilometer cycling trip across the North American continent from Seattle, Washington in the United States to Mexico. Gil decided to make the journey that lasted two months after hearing that Google’s map [...]

Google Includes “East Sea” in Search Results for “Dokdo”

Google Includes “East Sea” in Search Results for “Dokdo”

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a non-governmental organization, revealed yesterday that a quick type in the search engine Google (www.google.com) of the keywords “Dokdo,” “Liancourt Rocks,” and “Takeshima” will bring about search results pinned to the geographical location of the East Sea (Sea of Japan) and will [...]

Japanese High School History Curriculum Revision Intensifies Claim to Dokdo Islets

Japanese High School History Curriculum Revision Intensifies Claim to Dokdo Islets

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology announced yesterday that high school curriculum guidelines to teach all Japanese students that the disputed islets of Dokdo (known as Takeshima in Japan) belong to Japan will be distributed to teachers in 2019, three years ahead of schedule. The ministry [...]

Japan to Relocate Territory and Sovereignty Exhibition Hall

Japan to Relocate Territory and Sovereignty Exhibition Hall

SEOUL, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A Japanese exhibition hall aimed at promoting the country’s claim to Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo will be relocated near the Korean Cultural Center developed by the Korean government in Tokyo. According to the Japanese daily newspaper Sankei Shimbun, the Territory and Sovereignty Exhibition Hall that opened at the [...]

Dokdo Promotion Contest

Dokdo Promotion Contest

ANDONG, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The government of North Gyeongsang Province will hold a contest aimed at “creating a new culture on Dokdo” to help discover and promote new business ventures associated with the islets. The province announced plans yesterday to identify new ideas in two categories: cultural products and cultural branding. The cultural [...]

Researchers Develop Unmanned Vessel to View Coastal Underwater Topography

Researchers Develop Unmanned Vessel to View Coastal Underwater Topography

BUSAN, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s state-run maritime institute said Friday it has successfully used an unmanned vessel to observe underwater topography close to shore. A team of researchers led by Shin Dong-hyeok remotely controlled the unmanned ship equipped with a multibeam echo sounder to check underwater features in relatively shallow waters, according to the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and [...]

S. Korea Not to Use Dokdo-Showing Flag During PyeongChang Olympics

S. Korea Not to Use Dokdo-Showing Flag During PyeongChang Olympics

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s foreign ministry reaffirmed Tuesday that it will not use a unification flag showing its eastern islets of Dokdo during the upcoming Winter Olympics, out of respect for the International Olympic Committee’s recommendation to not politicize sports events. This comes after Japan expressed concerns over the hoisting of [...]