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Japan-South Korea Territorial Dispute: Economic Relations Likely To Suffer Over Takeshima/Dokdo Islets

2015-02-24 09:49:58       source:International Business Times

February 23, 2015


"Japanese citizens protest near the South Korean embassy in Tokyo over then-President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak's visit to the islets known as Dokdo to Koreans and Takeshima to Japanese. Reuters


South Korea has upped the ante in a territorial dispute with Japan over a couple of islands in the East China Sea known by Koreans as Dokdo, and by the Japanese as Takeshima. The intensifying discord has only added pressure to an increasingly strained economic relationship between Tokyo and Seoul.


According to AFP, South Korea is publishing and distributing 15,000 pamphlets laying claim to the islands to be handed out to embassies overseas as well as to private schools overseas run by embassies or frequented by children of South Korean parents, beginning next month."


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