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S.Korea protests against Japan's claim

08-03-2011 14:33 BJT

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Tokyo's claim over the disputed islets, known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan, has raised anger in South Korea. Japan made claims over the islands in its recently released 2011 Defense White Paper.

South Korea's Foreign Ministry has vowed a resolute response to the move and has summoned Japan's second highest-ranking envoy in Seoul to protest.

Japan's claim of the disputed islands in its defense white paper comes a day after South Korea slapped an entry ban on three Japanese opposition lawmakers who planned to visit Ulleung Island near the disputed islet.

The Japanese government has called on both sides to show restraint in the ongoing island dispute between the two countries.

Yukio Edano, Japanese chief cabinet secretary, said, "We would like to think through this from both sides of the spectrum and handle this in a firm manner."

South Korea's Foreign Ministry summoned Japanese deputy chief of mission Nobukatsu Kanehara to formally lodge a complaint... and said it will discuss possible countermeasures with ministries concerned over Japan's latest claim of the islets.

Its spokesman condemned the report and requested Japan to immediately correct the White Paper.

Cho Byung-jae, spokesman of S.Korean FM, said, "The South Korean government strongly protests Japan's 2011 Defense White Paper published today which claims Dokdo island by history, geography and international law, as Japanese territory. We request Japan to immediately correct it."

Meanwhile, protesters gathered outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul, to demonstrate against Tokyo's latest move.

Three conservative Japanese lawmakers visited South Korea Monday in a trip seen by South Koreans as an attempt to boost their claim over the disputed islands.

South Korea barred their entry and sent them back to Japan on the same day.


Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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