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Dokdo & East Sea

Dokdo & East Sea


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 ...


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...