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S. Korean Islets of Dokdo Not Named on iPhone Maps in 22 Countries: Professor

S. Korean Islets of Dokdo Not Named on iPhone Maps in 22 Countries: Professor

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo were not named on iPhone maps in the U.S., Britain and 20 other countries, according to a professor in Seoul Thursday, amid diplomatic tensions with Tokyo over Japan’s renewed claims to the East Sea outcroppings. Dokdo has long been a recurring source of [...]

S. Korea Protests Against Japan’s Claims to Dokdo in Defense White Paper

S. Korea Protests Against Japan’s Claims to Dokdo in Defense White Paper

SEOUL/TOKYO, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government strongly condemned Japan on Friday for laying repeated claim to the easternmost islets of Dokdo in its annual defense white paper. “(The government) strongly protests against Japan’s repetition of its sovereignty claim over Dokdo, clearly an integral part of the Korean territory in terms of [...]

S. Korea Conducted Dokdo Defense Drills Last Week

S. Korea Conducted Dokdo Defense Drills Last Week

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea conducted regular military drills to strengthen the defense of its easternmost islets of Dokdo last week, multiple sources said Wednesday, amid lingering tensions caused by Japan’s persistent claims to the East Sea outcroppings. The country’s military staged the drills to ensure their readiness to fend off potential [...]