Dokdo ferry operator imposes ban on Japanese passengers

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    A South Korean operator of a regular ferry service to Dokdo said Wednesday that it has decided to ban Japanese nationals from boarding its ships in protest against Tokyo's latest territorial claims.

    Seaspovill Co. said that all Japanese citizens will be indefinitely barred from taking its ferries departing from Gangneung on South Korea's east coast to Ulleung Island and the easternmost islets of Dokdo.

    "Our decision is to protest against the Japanese lawmakers' attempt to visit Ulleung Island earlier this week," said an official of Seaspovill Co., referring to the East Sea island located some 90 kilometers west of Dokdo. "It is in line with the government's will to sternly respond to the Japanese (government's) renewed assertion."

    The diplomatic tensions between Seoul and Tokyo heightened on Monday after three right-wing Japanese lawmakers unsuccessfully attempted to visit Ulleung Island to lay claim to Dokdo. Seoul flatly dismisses Tokyo's claims as nonsense, saying it regained control over all of its territory, including Dokdo, at the end of Tokyo's 1910-45 colonial rule.

    "Any Japanese passengers will not be allowed to board our ferries starting today," according to the official. "We will not scrap the decision until Japan stops making its absurd claims."

    The company launched the passenger boats shuttling back and forth between Gangneung, 237 kilometers east of Seoul, to Dokdo via Ulleung Island in March. There are several other ferry operators which service the same route.

    "Some Japanese customers have tried to make reservations for our liner heading for Dokdo, but we turned them down, citing safety concerns," the official added.
     
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    asians fucking hate each other....always amazed at how insulted they get if you miss their country.....say if you ask a korean if they are japanese etc...
     
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    The Koreans are the shortest in body-height from the East-Asians.
    Maybe that helps separating the East-Asians.
     
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    turkey is the worlds producer of hazel nuts? who knew
     
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    In the case of Korea and Japan, the Koreans have a sever chip on their shoulder about it.

    When Japan took over Korea they were very comprehensive in the matter in terms of mass murder and cultural destruction. They killed off anyone who was remotely connected to the royal family (from what I have read of the Korean Royals, that was not a great loss) and burned down and destroyed any symbols of Korean independence.


    Even now, in Korean media, they take pot shots at the Japanese that would be funny if you didn't know the history.

    And as for being all bent of shape about different flavors of vanilla,.... the asians are no where near as bad as europe. Get a Bavarian discussing the Prussians or the rhinelanders, a Saxon on his opinions of the austrians.

    And the Italians are worse yet.

    And the Britons take things to an even weirder level.
     
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    I knew.
     
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    A fairly pointless dispute over some fairly pointless little islands. Some folks in S.Korea are absolutely insane about it.
     

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