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Shots fired from Korean side (Asahi Shimbun)

The Coast Guard patrol vessel was fired around Takeshima.
According to information received by the National Police Headquarters on the morning of the 13th, a Maritime Safety Agency patrol vessel, while patrolling near Takeshima in Shimane Prefecture on the morning of the 12th, came across three Korean fishing boats engaged in fishing under the protection of 7 or 8 South Korean police officers carrying automatic rifles. When a smaller boat was lowered from the vessel and an attempt was made to disembark on the islands, two of the Korean officers came rowing up with an interpreter and demanded that the Japanese party "withdraw from the islands as they are South Korean territory". As soon as the Japanese boat had been withdrawn and the Japanese officers had transferred to the patrol vessel, the Korean officers suddenly fired several tens of shots, two of which hit the vessel, but no one was harmed.

Document title Shots fired from Korean side (Asahi Shimbun)
Date created (Western calendar) July 13, 1953
Date created (Japanese era) July 13, Showa 28
Author(s) / Editor(s)
Publisher Asahi Shimbunsha
Name of publication Asahi Shimbun (Morning Edition) (reprint)
Content An article reporting that a Maritime Safety Agency (Japan Coast Guard) vessel was fired on by South Korean police officers as it patrolled near Takeshima.
Language Japanese
Public access Open
Repository Shimane Prefectural Library (Japanese Only)New Window
Medium Paper
Copies 1 page
Reference No. T1953071300102
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