Japan’s postal agency has rejected a request to issue postage stamps in packages containing photos of islets claimed by both Tokyo and Seoul over fears it could trigger a dispute with South Korea, officials said Friday.

An unidentified man ordered 100,000 stamps worth 10 million yen. The order involved the production of 10,000 sheets decorated with the buyer’s photo of the island, called Takeshima in Japan and Tok-do in South Korea.

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