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Crossover: Territorial dispute between S. Korea and Japan

08-20-2012 22:12 BJT

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Tension between Japan and South Korea has been especially high in recent weeks after South Korean President Lee Myung Bak visited the disputed Dokdo islets, also known as Takeshima in Japan. Full Story>>

For more on the territorial dispute between South Korea and Japan, let’s go to Shen Dingli, Director, at the Center for American Studies at Fudan University.

Q1, Hello, Professor Shen, South korea has kept a small police detachment on the disputed islets, effectively controlling them. But is President Lee Myung-bak’s visit to Dokdo just for political gain at home as he seeks re-election?

Q2, The sovereignty dispute over the islands has escalated recently, with Japan considering taking the matter to the International Court of Justice. What do you think will be the impact on bilateral relations between the two countries if that happens?

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