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Japanese Documents Admit, “Dokdo is a Korean territory”

Japanese Documents Admit, “Dokdo is a Korean territory”

Posted February. 23, 2005 22:45,   

Updated January. 01, 1970 09:00

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Japanese data has been revealed that shows Japan approved “Dokdo” as Korean land even after it signed the San Francisco Peace Treaty with allied powers, including the U.S., in 1951.

So far, Japan has claimed that although the first five drafts of the San Francisco Peace Treaty admitted Dokdo was Korean territory, along with Jejudo, Geomundo and Ulleungdo, as the final draft of the San Francisco Peace Treaty didn’t include Dokdo, Dokdo is Japanese territory.

A named endowed chair professor of the Hanyang University, Shin Yong-ha and chief researcher of the Seoul Graduate School of International Studies, Choi Chang-geun, showed a “Japanese territorial map” published in conjunction with the San Francisco Peace Treaty description issued by the Japanese Mainichi Newspaper in 1952.

The San Francisco Peace Treaty was signed to mark the formal cessation of the Second World War.

The “Japanese territorial map” that marked the newly established boundaries of Japanese territory in accordance with the San Francisco Peace Treaty clearly indicates a Japanese boundary that does not include Ulleungdo and Dokdo (Takeshima in Japanese).

Moreover, on page 82 of the book, “The Treaty of Peace with Japan” that contains the “Japanese territorial map,” there is a detailed Dokdo map with the explanation that “Japanese administrative power was suspended by order number 677 of the General Headquarters of the Allied Powers.”

However, there is no content that Dokdo is a Japanese territory in the book.



Chae-Hyun Kwon confetti@donga.com