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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 [...]

South Korea Condemns Japan’s Renewed Claims to Dokdo

South Korea Condemns Japan’s Renewed Claims to Dokdo

SEOUL, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea voiced strong protests Wednesday against Japan’s latest claims to its easternmost islets of Dokdo in an education manual. The foreign ministry also said that it called in a Japanese Embassy official to lodge its complaints with what it sees as “repeated” and “unjustified” territorial claims.”We strongly protest [...]

S. Korea Strongly Protests Japan’s Renewed Claim to Dokdo in Diplomatic Paper

S. Korea Strongly Protests Japan’s Renewed Claim to Dokdo in Diplomatic Paper

SEOUL/TOKYO, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea expressed a “strong complaint” Tuesday after Japan renewed its territorial claim to the South Korean islets of Dokdo in its latest diplomatic policy report submitted to the cabinet.  Earlier in the day, Japan claimed in the 2017 “blue book” the set of islets in the East Sea [...]

S. Korea Condemns Japan’s Claim to Dokdo in Education Guidelines

S. Korea Condemns Japan’s Claim to Dokdo in Education Guidelines

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea on Friday strongly denounced Japan’s renewed claim to Korea’s easternmost islets in its latest education guidelines and demanded their immediate withdrawal. The Japanese government earlier decided to approve the revised guidelines that call for teaching students in elementary and middle schools that Dokdo belongs to Japan.  The [...]