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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 1, 2019
South Korean military flies planes near disputed islands in Sea of Japan
The South Korean Air Force flew fighter jets and other planes near Takeshima, a group of disputed islets off Shimane Prefecture, on Tuesday as part of a ceremony marking South Korea's Armed Forces Day.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 1, 2019
Scandal-hit Japanese lawmaker says 'war the only way' to take back Takeshima
A lawmaker who drew fire earlier this year for remarks suggesting the need for Japan to wage war with Russia to retake islands held by Moscow has made a similar claim that nothing short of conflict would allow for Japan to retake the disputed Takeshima islets in the Sea of Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 20, 2019
South Korea research near disputed Takeshima islets ratchets up tensions with Japan
South Korea conducted maritime research and collected samples near disputed islands, triggering a protest from Japan — a development that could further deteriorate relations between the two countries.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 22, 2018
South Korean lawmakers visit disputed islets amid Japanese opposition
A group of South Korean lawmakers from the country's ruling and opposition parties traveled to South Korea-controlled, Japan-claimed islets in the Sea of Japan on Monday amid opposition from Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 3, 2018
Tokyo lodges protest with Seoul over South Korean survey ship activity near disputed islets
Japan has lodged a protest with South Korea for its operation of a survey ship within Japanese territorial waters around a group of Sea of Japan islets disputed by the two countries, the top government spokesman said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 5, 2018
Tokyo protests disputed islets on sports flag for unified Korean team
Japan lodges a protest with South Korea after flags hoisted during an Olympic preparation match were found bearing disputed islets in the Sea of Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 20, 2017
Japan protests Seoul's plan to beef up disputed islets with new military unit
Japan has lodged a protest with South Korea over its reported plan to create a new military unit to defend the Seoul-controlled, Tokyo-claimed islets of Takeshima in the Sea of Japan, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Friday.
JAPAN
Oct 12, 2017
Seoul daily reports 96 Japanese have visited contested islets since 2005
Ninety-six Japanese have visited a pair of South Korea-controlled, Japan-claimed islets in the Sea of Japan over the last 12 years, a Seoul daily reported Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2017
Matsue mayor to visit sister city in South Korea for first time in 10 years
The mayor of Matsue will visit the city's sister city in South Korea for the first time in nearly a decade to resume exchanges that were interrupted due to a territorial dispute over a pair of islets, the Japanese city said Tuesday.
JAPAN
Mar 31, 2017
Seoul protests new teachings on disputed islets in Japan's new education guidelines
South Korea on Friday lodged a formal protest regarding a reference in Japan's latest education guidelines to a territorial claim on a pair of disputed islets controlled by Seoul in the Sea of Japan.
JAPAN
Mar 24, 2017
Tokyo protests South Korean plan to conduct military drills near disputed islets
Japan has lodged a protest with South Korea over its reported plan to conduct a military drill around a pair of Seoul-controlled, Tokyo-claimed islets in the Sea of Japan, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 22, 2017
South Korea video renaming Sea of Japan fuels tension
Japan has lodged a protest with South Korea over an online video promoting the use of the name “East Sea” to describe the Sea of Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
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.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 25, 2016
Central Tokyo eyed for permanent exhibit on Japanese territorial issues
The government is considering setting up an exhibit in central Tokyo from next year to raise awareness of Japan's stance on territorial issues with South Korea, China and Russia, a government source said Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 22, 2016
South Korea raps Japan's renewed claim over disputed islets
South Korea on Friday rapped Japan for renewing its territorial claim over a pair of South Korea-controlled islets in the Sea of Japan.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 7, 2015
Tokyo rejects South Korean, Chinese protests over textbook changes
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday dismissed criticism by China and South Korea of the latest revisions to school textbooks, saying the changes reflect a fair assessment of expert views on topics that relate to ongoing territorial disputes.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 22, 2015
Abe dispatches envoy to Takeshima Day ceremony in Shimane
As Shimane holds its annual ceremony for the Takeshima Day ceremony, a central government representative promises to find a peaceful resolution to a territorial dispute with South Korea over the islets.
JAPAN
Feb 17, 2015
High-ranking official to attend Takeshima Day ceremony
The government is sending a high-ranking official to the ceremony this Sunday commemorating the day of Japan's incorporation of the Takeshima islets, despite the organizer's request for a Cabinet member.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 17, 2015
How two small rocks stop Japan and South Korea from getting along
They were once a source of fortune for Japanese fishermen hunting sea lions and abalone, but now the pair of remote rocks in the Sea of Japan are preventing Japan and South Korea from getting along.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 13, 2014
Barren rocks fuel South Korean passions in islet spat with Japan
Holding a notepad full of questions, 15-year-old Ko Yu-jeong rushes up to a South Korean diplomat after his speech, asking how she can better argue the case for her country's control of a set of islets also claimed by Japan.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world