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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...

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Ulleungdo, an island of mysterious beauty
Jul 10, 2012
The name Ulleungdo means hill-like island with dense primeval forests. The prospect of a trip to Ulleungdo can make your heart flutter not only because of its matchless b...

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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...

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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...

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Korea Cup 2012, to Dokdo and back
May 23, 2012
The grand finale of the Korea Cup International Yacht Race 2012 is a race around Dokdo (above), Korea's easternmost islets (photo courtesy of Korea Cup Organizing Committ...

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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...

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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...

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National Science Museum introduces Dokdo wildlife
Apr 10, 2012
A special educational exhibit on Dokdo opened at the National Science Museum in Daejeon on February 3, the first of four that will take place this year throughout the cou...

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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...

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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...