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Sixteen members of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan have signed up to visit later this month a pair of South Korean-controlled islets claimed by Tokyo, according to sources.

The 16 participants, including two Japanese, will travel on a Korean coast guard ship to the disputed territory known as Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in South Korea as part of a July 23-25 trip, the sources said.

According to the Tokyo-based FCCJ, the group will arrive in Seoul on July 23 and proceed to Mukho port. It will leave Mukho aboard a coast guard vessel for Ullungdo and later visit Dokdo.

After spending at least one hour on Dokdo, the group will return to Mukho, where it will stay overnight before leaving for Seoul on July 25, the FCCJ said.

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