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'Dokdo is the proper name'
Dec 08, 2014
Representative Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said on December 6 that "Dokdo" is the proper name to refer to Korea's eastern...


Naval drills take place off Dokdo in East Sea
Nov 25, 2014
A navy defense drill took place around the Dokdo Islands in the East Sea on November 24. According to the Republic of Korea Navy, the 3,200-ton Yangmanchun destroyer and ...


'Photos capture masculine beauty of Dokdo'
Jul 29, 2014
Photographer Kim Jung-man admires his own works, on display in a photo exhibition at the Sejong Museum of Art on July 28. (photo: Jeon Han)Photographer Kim Jung-man has c...


Ancient maps refer to East Sea
Mar 24, 2014
An exhibition in Seoul is showing how the East Sea was labeled on ancient maps of the world. Titled as the “Dong-Hae [East Sea] proven through the old maps of the world” ...


New animals, plants identified on Dokdo
Feb 21, 2014
Dokdo, a group of rocks and islets constituting the easternmost point of Korea, is home to 11 newly-discovered animal and plant species found for the first time on the is...


Japanese maps uphold ‘East Sea,’ Dokdo as Korean
Feb 13, 2014
The state legislature of Virginia in the U.S. has passed a bill requiring its state school textbooks to include the name East Sea along with the name Sea of Japan when de...


Rare bird visits Dokdo
Nov 27, 2013
A rare bird has visited Dokdo, the easternmost outpost of Korea. The Ministry of Environment recently reported that it has found on one of the Dokdo Islands a rare bird, ...


Dokdo, Ulleungdo, Jejudo certified as national geoparks
Feb 28, 2013
Three Korean islands -- Dokdo, Jeju Island, and Ulleungdo -- have been certified as national geoparks. Dokdo, Korea’s easternmost territory (photo: Korea Culture and...


Website on integrated information on Dokdo opens
Jan 07, 2013
Dokdo Jirinet Website The Korean government opened a website which contains integrated geographic and historic information on Dokdo, Korea’s easternmost island in the Ea...


Old Japanese map marks Dokdo as Korean territory
Nov 02, 2012
An ancient Japanese map that affirms Dokdo as Korean territory has been restored by the National Archives of Korea. The restored map, produced in 1936 by the cartography ...