S. Korea, Japan trade barbs over Dokdo

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by bluesky79, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. bluesky79

    bluesky79 Member

    Apr 21, 2008
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    Japan's prime minister, Noda tries to take over Dokdo to gain popularity
    The atmosphere between Korea and Japan on Dokdo is tense.
    After President Lee Myung-bak visited Dokdo, and requested that the Japanese Emperor apologize for the comfort women issue, Japan has reacted fiercely.
    Noda, prime minister of Japan, has a very low approval rating, so he wouldn't miss this chance.
    He would react strongly against Dokdo to gain approval ratings.
    Recently, Japan gathered foreign reporters and stated that Dokdo is Japanese territory and Noda sent a letter of complaint to President Lee for visiting Dokdo.
    At the moment, Korea feels that there is no need to react to the jibber jabber of Japan because Dokdo is Korean territory and Japan has no right to criticize the Korean president for visiting Korean territory.

    Dokdo has been under effective control of Korea since the past to the present days. In ancient maps and official documents Dokdo is shown as Korean territory, and the conscientious Japanese scholars admit this fact.
    The Japanese politicians should stop making a show to gain approval ratings for their own political benefit, and admit that Dokdo is Korean territory. They should also repent and compensate for the past crimes they have committed through comfort women.
    It's about time that Japan let go of its imperialistic dreams!

    S. Korea, Japan trade barbs over Dokdo
  2. Unkotare

    Unkotare Diamond Member

    Aug 16, 2011
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    And still Korea refuses to allow the International Court of Justice to arbitrate the matter of Takeshima. If Lee keeps whipping up the emotional hysteria over this people are going to be hurt unnecessarily. It has happened before. Responsible leaders need to call for calm and at least try to resolve the Takeshima question rationally and diplomatically.

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