Feb 17, 2015

High-ranking official to attend Takeshima Day ceremony

The government is sending a high-ranking official to the ceremony this Sunday commemorating the day of Japan’s incorporation of the Takeshima islets, despite the organizer’s request for a Cabinet member. Eriko Yamatani, state minister in charge of territorial affairs, said Tuesday that Yohei Matsumoto, ...

Jun 20, 2014

S. Korea holds live-fire drill despite Japanese protest

The South Korean navy held a rare live-fire drill near the disputed Takeshima islets Friday, brushing off angry protests Japan, which called the exercise “deplorable.” The South Korean Defense Ministry said the drill was part of the military’s “regular” national defense training. The islets ...

Feb 24, 2014

Seoul files protest over Takeshima Day

A South Korean Foreign Ministry official has lodged a protest with Japan for letting a government representative attend the Takeshima Day ceremony Saturday in Shimane Prefecture. Lee Sang-deuk, director general of the Northeast Asian Affairs Bureau, on Sunday summoned Hisashi Michigami, a minister at ...

Feb 22, 2014

VIP attends Takeshima ceremony

A senior government official attended a ceremony Saturday commemorating the “incorporation” of two tiny islets at the center of a territorial dispute with South Korea. Yoshitami Kameoka, parliamentary secretary with the Cabinet Office, represented the government at the Takeshima Day ceremony, which is named ...