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Dokdo & East Sea


Korea's sovereignty over Dokdo

Dokdo should never be subject to diplomatic negotiations or territorial disputes because it is Korean territory by facts and history. Korea wants to cooperate with Japan to rectify their misunderstanding of historical facts and bring lasting peace and prosperity to Northeast Asia.

Japan's impudent imperialistic ambition

History is not something that can be arbitrarily stitched together from disparate parts. Dokdo was the first piece absorbed by Japan when it invaded the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). For Japan to insist on possession of Dokdo is no different from denying Korea's history of liberation from Japanese rule. Japan's claim over Dokdo implies that it has never abandoned territorial ambitions even after its illegal occupation of the Korean Peninsula ended in 1945.

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