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Japan’s lower house protests Lee’s visit to disputed islet

08-25-2012 00:28 BJT

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Japan’s lower house has adopted a resolution to protest against South Korea’s recent activities on islands claimed by both countries, as well as South Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s comments on the Japanese emperor.

Friday’s resolution strongly protests Lee’s visit to the one of the islets known as Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in South Korea, and refers to South Korea’s presence on the island as "illegal". The visit has triggered a diplomatic tit-for-tat between the two neighbours.

The resolution also calls on the South Korean president to apologize for his comments on the Emperor he made last week. Lee told a group of students that Japanese Emperor Akihito should apologize for Japan’s colonial rule if he wants to visit South Korea. After the vote, Japan's prime minister laid out his country's stance.

Editor:Wang Shuo |Source: CCTV.com

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