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Dokdo & East Sea

Dokdo & East Sea

Dokdo in the East Sea is Korean territory, geographically and by international law. Japan's attempts to seize Dokdo deny historical records.

Not only has the East Sea designation been in continuous use for over 2,000 years, it is also inappropriate to name a sea after a single country. In this menu, we provide the Korean government's official positions on Dokdo and the East Sea, accompanied by related historical records and multimedia content.

East Sea and Dokdo through Maps and Photos

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Basic Position of the Goverment of the Republic of Korea on Dokdo

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'Dokdo is the proper name'
Dec 08, 2014
Representative Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said on December 6 that "Dokdo" is the proper name to refer to Korea's eastern...


Naval drills take place off Dokdo in East Sea
Nov 25, 2014
A navy defense drill took place around the Dokdo Islands in the East Sea on November 24. According to the Republic of Korea Navy, the 3,200-ton Yangmanchun destroyer and ...