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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.

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

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'Photos capture masculine beauty of Dokdo'
Jul 29, 2014
Photographer Kim Jung-man admires his own works, on display in a photo exhibition at the Sejong Museum of Art on July 28. (photo: Jeon Han)Photographer Kim Jung-man has c...

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Ancient maps refer to East Sea
Mar 24, 2014
An exhibition in Seoul is showing how the East Sea was labeled on ancient maps of the world. Titled as the “Dong-Hae [East Sea] proven through the old maps of the world” ...