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Exploring Dokdo from Seoul
Sep 27, 2012
While Korea's easternmost island of Dokdo, together with nearby Ulleungdo, has become an increasingly popular coastal travel destination, those curious to see the island ...


Dokdo souvenir design contest opens for all
Sep 05, 2012
Image courtesy of Cyber Dokdo Arts and crafts designers are welcomed to create their own Dokdo-themed sounvenirs to compete for the right to officially sell their produc...


Dokdo, our home
Jul 11, 2012
Dokdo has never been very hospitable to its human habitants. It is windy, rainy, or snowy at least 300 days a year. To add to its hostility, it is almost always draped wi...


Dokdo, islets of solitary beauty in the East Sea
Jul 09, 2012
In the easternmost reaches of Korean territory sits a cluster of beautiful islets and reefs called Dokdo. Also referred to as the Liancourt Rocks, Dokdo is a collection o...


High-speed wireless network to go live at Dokdo
Jun 13, 2012
An LTE network will be in operation at Dokdo (pictured) and Ulleungdo by the end of 2012 (photo courtesy of Ulleung County). By the end of 2012, visitors to Korea’s easte...


Monitoring climate change from Dokdo
May 18, 2012
The easternmost islets of Dokdo have become the latest addition to Korea’s comprehensive system for observing climate change. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA...


17th century nautical chart denotes ‘Sea of Korea’
Apr 20, 2012
A nautical chart specifying the waters between Korea and Japan as the Sea of Korea was recently found in Japan. A nautical chart produced in 1646 labels the waters betwe...


Old Japanese maps mark Dokdo as Korean territory
Apr 06, 2012
This 1892 map codes different parts of Japanese territory with different colors. The Shimane Prefecture, which today claims jurisdiction over Dokdo, is coded in orange. U...


East Sea ad published in Wall Street Journal
Mar 14, 2012
The front page of the Wall Street Journal Asia featured a Hangeul advertisement for Donghae, or the East Sea, on March 14.On March 14, the front page of the Wall Street J...


Seminar on “East Sea” notation opens in Brussels
Mar 12, 2012
A lively discussion on geography took place from March 7 to March 9 in Brussels, Belgium, where scholars from around the world met for the 18th International Seminar on S...