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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.

Start of the Korean Peninsula Dokdo

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East Sea and Dokdo through Maps and Photos

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

Learn more about Dokdo, Korea's eastern-most island (12 languages)Dokdo MuseumDokdo Research Institute, Northeast Asian History FoundationGyeongsangbuk-do Province


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A short but lasting rendezvous with Dokdo Island
Jun 30, 2016
Descendants of Korean War veterans from overseas and Korean students pose for a group photo while waving the Taegeukgi, the national flag, at Dokdo on June 30. “A s...


Sunny skies, beautiful beaches along Haeparang Trail
Jun 16, 2016
The Haeparang Trail is Korea’s longest walking trail, stretching 770 kilometers from Busan in the south to Goseong in Gangwon-do Province in the north. The Haeparang Tr...