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Japans urges return of disputed islands controlled by South Korea

2015-02-23 08:56:47       source:Press TV

February 22, 2015


"Japan’s Shimane prefectural government designated February 22 as “Takeshima Day,” as Tokyo calls the islets, in 2005 to mark the 1905 incorporation of the tiny islands. An annual ceremony has been organized ever since to commemorate the day. The prefectural government in southwest Japan held the annual convention Sunday.


Yohei Matsumoto, the parliamentary vice minister in Japan’s Cabinet Office, said during the Sunday event that the government was working to achieve a peaceful means to resolve the dispute.


Matsumoto also stated that Tokyo will not relent in its position that the islets are part of Japan’s sovereign territory."


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