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Japan’s Latest Claims to Dokdo ‘Baseless’: Foreign Ministry

Japan’s Latest Claims to Dokdo ‘Baseless’: Foreign Ministry

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday refuted Japan’s renewed claims to South Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo and warned of stern a response to the unsubstantiated claims. “Dokdo is our inherent territory, historically, geographically and by international law,” the ministry said in a statement. “We want to make [...]

English Fairytale Book Titled “Dokdo Gangchi” Available on Amazon

English Fairytale Book Titled “Dokdo Gangchi” Available on Amazon

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean middle and high school students have published an English fairytale book about an extinct sea lion as part of efforts to promote South Korean sovereignty over the easternmost Dokdo Islets. The students of Cheongshim International Academy in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province translated a fairytale that [...]

WHO Dismisses S. Korean Netizens’ Protests Against Dokdo Marking Error

WHO Dismisses S. Korean Netizens’ Protests Against Dokdo Marking Error

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The World Health Organization (WHO), which marked Dokdo and Ulleung Island, the easternmost territories of South Korea, on a Japanese map but not on a Korean map, still remains reluctant to correct the error. Cyber diplomacy organization Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK) said Monday that the WHO still [...]

Dokdo Islets Home to Endangered Animals

Dokdo Islets Home to Endangered Animals

SEOUL, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Dokdo, South Korea’s easternmost islets, is like a treasure trove of endangered animals, such as hawks and seals, the government agency said Tuesday. The National Institute of Biological Resources, which operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment, conducted a five-year project to build a database for 2046 endangered [...]

Nat’l Museum to Hold Exhibition in Memory of Korean Sea Lions

Nat’l Museum to Hold Exhibition in Memory of Korean Sea Lions

BUSAN, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s first memorial exhibition for Korean sea lions that went extinct following excessive poaching during Japanese colonial rule will be held at the Korea National Maritime Museum in Busan. The exhibition will take place between December 18 and March 15 at the Museum’s Special Exhibition Hall. The event [...]