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School textbooks to expand sections on Dokdo Island
Jul 15, 2010
Korea’s Dokdo Island is expected to be covered more widely in school textbooks. The Minister of Education, Science and Technology Ahn Byong-man revealed during his Jun....


Korea to build marine science research center on Dokdo
Apr 06, 2011
The Korean government will build a comprehensive marine science research center on Dokdo, Korea's easternmost island, in order to effectively strengthen its sovereignty.T...


Dokdo City to be built on Ulleung-do
Apr 15, 2011
Dokdo (Photo: Yonhap News) North Gyeongsang Province announced on April 6 that it will build a “Dokdo City” that will feature history, facts, and information abou...


Ulleungdo, Dokdo, added to ecotourism list
Apr 22, 2011
Ulleungdo and Dokdo, Korea’s two easternmost islands, have been added to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Environment’s top ten list of eco...


Korea to reinforce education on Dokdo
Aug 11, 2011
Dokdo (Photo courtesy of the Northeast Asian History Foundation)The Korean Government will reinforce its elementary education program on Dokdo, the islets situated midway...


Young environmental ambassador visits Dokdo
Sep 23, 2011
Fourteen-year-old Jonathan Lee has been named environmental ambassador of Dokdo. The title was awarded by the government of Gyeongsangbukdo (North Gyeongsang Province), t...


Websites on Dokdo open in English, Japanese to mark Dok...
Oct 26, 2011
A variety of events were held in Korea for Dokdo Day on October 25 to raise public interest in Korea’s easternmost territory. These events included a marathon, concerts, ...


President Lee urges resolution of comfort women issue
Dec 19, 2011
President Lee Myung-bak (left) shakes hands with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda ahead of the bilateral summit at the Kyoto State Guest House on December 18 (photo courtesy...

Gov't to host Dokdo exhibition
Apr 04, 2011
Starting on April 4, The Korean government will hold a large-scale exhibition on Dokdo, the easternmost island of Korea, to promote Korea's sovereignty over the island. T...

President Lee to step up effective control over Dokdo
Apr 07, 2010
Regarding the Japanese government's decision to mark Dokdo as its own territory in elementary school textbooks as of 2011, Korea's National Assembly adopted a resolution ...