Monday, January 09, 2006


Maybe it's rather more familiar as "Liancourt Rocks" to western people.

In 1952, amid severe anti-communist battles in the Korean war, Koreans illegally occupied these two islets, dumping most of their national defense on the UN forces.

Japan has been advocating for decades to resolve this territorial dispute at the International Court of Justice, while Korea has been defying it.

See Shimane pref's official web site for more info.

Other keywords: dokdo



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