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 ...

Apr 24, 2013

Shimane Prefecture to extend fishing rights around Takeshima

The Shimane Prefectural Government said Tuesday that it has decided to extend the fishing rights in waters around the Sea of Japan islets of Takeshima for local fishermen for another 10 years until the end of August 2023. This will be the sixth extension ...