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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.

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


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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...