Historians visit disputed islands for "research"
May 24th, 2013
Three Japanese historians arrived on South Korean-controlled Dokdo islands on Thursday in an unusually publicized visit that did not sit well with Japanese officials. Norio Kuboi, one of the Japanese historians, said the visit’s aim was to carry out on-site research on the disputed islets in the Sea of Japan, known as Takeshima islets in …
Japan takes island dispute with S. Korea to ICJ
August 13th, 2012
Tensions may spark further between Japan and South Korea over a group of disputed islands, Wall Street Journal reports. South Korean president Lee Myung-bak visited the islands via helicopter, known as Dokdo in South Korea, and called them “worthy of sacrificing our lives”. There has been a presence of a small number of South Korean …