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South Korea is considering creating a national park around a small island in the Sea of Japan that is the source of a territorial dispute with Japan, a government official said Monday.

South Korea’s Environment Ministry is considering designating about 300 sq. km around Ulleung Island, and the adjacent Tok-do Island, known as Takeshima Island in Japan, as a national park in 2004 after consulting with the Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry, the official said.

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