Feb 14, 2017

South Korea protests Japan's isle claim in school curriculum guidelines

Seoul has formally protested Japan’s claims over a pair of South Korean-controlled islets, after the education ministry unveiled curriculum guidelines that for the first time urge elementary and junior high schools to teach students the islets are “integral parts of Japanese territory.” The protest ...

Feb 1, 2017

South Korean boxing legends to fight on disputed island

Two aging South Korean boxing legends will stage a fight on a remote island disputed by Tokyo and Seoul, organizers said Wednesday, as diplomatic tensions mount between the Asian neighbors. Former World Boxing Council (WBC) light flyweight champion Chang Jung-koo, 53, will clash with ...

South Korean provincial governor visits disputed islets

Jan 25, 2017

South Korean provincial governor visits disputed islets

Drawing protest from Tokyo, the governor of a South Korean province visited a pair of disputed islets claimed by Japan on Wednesday, according to his Facebook page. Kim Kwan-yong is the governor of North Gyeongsang province, which has jurisdiction over the South Korea-administered islets ...

Oct 12, 2016

Seoul to post marines near Japan-claimed Takeshima

South Korea’s Marine Corps Command plans to station a combat unit on the eastern island of Ulleung from 2018 in a bid to help deal with North Korea’s military threats, the military command said in a report to parliament on Tuesday. The plan appears ...