South Korean provincial governor visits disputed islets

National / 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. Kim Kwan-yong is the governor of North Gyeongsang province, which has jurisdiction over the South Korea-administered islets known ...

National / 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. South Korea's Foreign Ministry issued a statement criticizing Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida for making remarks repeating Japan's claim to the Takeshima ...

National 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. Eriko Yamatani, state minister in charge of territorial affairs, said Tuesday that Yohei Matsumoto, a ...

National / Politics Feb 22, 2014

VIP attends Takeshima ceremony

A senior government official attended a ceremony Saturday commemorating the "incorporation" of two tiny islets at the center of a territorial dispute with South Korea. Yoshitami Kameoka, parliamentary secretary with the Cabinet Office, represented the government at the Takeshima Day ceremony, which is named after ...

Shimane locals ambivalent on disputed islets

National / Politics Feb 21, 2014

Shimane locals ambivalent on disputed islets

by Haruka Nishimoto

Shimane Prefecture residents and historical researchers have expressed mixed feelings ahead of Takeshima Day, designated by local ordinance in 2005 and set to be marked Saturday under considerable scrutiny because of its link to a territorial row with South Korea. They are concerned their local ...