Coast guards share duty, language in border zone

Apr 17, 2014

Coast guards share duty, language in border zone

by Shinji Tanaka

Though tensions remain high between Japan and South Korea over territorial and historical issues, the safety of maritime transportation must be maintained irrespective of diplomatic relations, according to a Japan Coast Guard official who monitors maritime communications in the Tsushima Strait. In the strait ...

Korean buys on Tsushima rouse rightists' fears

Apr 10, 2014

Korean buys on Tsushima rouse rightists' fears

South Korean businesses are increasingly acquiring real estate around the Maritime Self-Defense Force’s base on Tsushima Island, arousing speculation that some of the purchases are related to espionage by Seoul. Tsushima is situated in the Sea of Japan about 50 km from the Korean ...

Jun 15, 2013

Tsushima to seek return of Buddhist statue in South Korea

The mayor of Tsushima in Nagasaki Prefecture has vowed to directly ask South Korea to return a Buddhist statue that he claims is the property of a temple on the island. In an interview Wednesday, Yasunari Takarabe said he will submit a petition seeking ...