[QODLink]
Asia-Pacific

S Korea seeks to wrest islands from Japan

Country to run publicity campaign to pressure Japan to peacefully surrender claim to disputed islands.
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2013 12:20

South Korea has just opened a centre dedicated to explain the country's claims to a set of islands also claimed by Japan.

The publicity campaign's aim is to pressure the Japanese government to peacefully surrender the claim to what Korea calls the Dokdo islands, which Japan calls Takeshima, that lie between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.

South Korea protested last Friday against the Japanese government sending for the first time a representative to an annual rally that's held to promote Japan's claim to the island chain.

The latest move by South Korea is likely to deepen the rift between the two countries.

Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Cheonan in South Korea.

107

Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia.
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
Featured
Survivors of Bangladesh garment factory collapse say they received little compensation and face economic hardship.
As Iraq prepares to vote, deadly violence is surging. But at the site of one bomb attack, people insist life must go on.
French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia.
Up to 23,000 federal prisoners could qualify for clemency under new Justice Department initiative.
After years of rapid growth, Argentina is bracing for another economic crisis as inflation eats up purchasing power.
join our mailing list