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Japan opposes S. Korea's monument on disputed islands

08-20-2012 00:45 BJT

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Japanese news agency Kyodo has reported that Japan strongly opposes South Korea’s move of unveiling a "symbol of sovereignty" on disputed islands.

Kyodo reports that Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda will discuss the Takeshima island issue, known to South Koreans at "Dokdo", with his cabinet members on Tuesday.

Japan’s Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura also ordered all departments of the central government to review the meetings, policies, and exchange programs between the two countries and submit their reports by Monday.

South Korean media reported that the Japanese government is likely to propose to take the dispute to the International Court of Justice again. Japan also suggested it may no longer extend currency swap expansion measures with South Korea if it continues to break sovereignty.

South Korea's officials pose during an unveiling ceremony for a new monument on
the east island of a set of remote islands called Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima
in Japanese, east of Seoul August 19, 2012. (Xinhua/Yonhap)

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CCTV.com

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