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Turbulent waters of Takeshima (Yomiuri Shimbun)

Territorial waters and a base for fisheries also coveted by ROK
The Takeshima issue, a dispute over territorial sovereignty between Japan and South Korea, culminated in an incident on the 12th last, when Korean officers fired shots at a Japanese Maritime Safety Agency patrol boat. The following day, the Japanese government lodged a strong protest with the South Korean delegation in Japan and also published the historical justification for Japan's claim to sovereignty. Depending on the attitude of the Korean side, the government is considering solutions such as filing a UN petition, appealing to the International Court of Justice in The Hague, or seeking mediation from the USA and UK. Thus, inevitably, these remote uninhabited islands in the middle of the Sea of Japan have caused huge waves, fraught with complex international issues.

Document title Turbulent waters of Takeshima (Yomiuri Shimbun)
Date created (Western calendar) July 17, 1953
Date created (Japanese era) July 17, Showa 28
Author(s) / Editor(s)
Publisher The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings (Shimbun Shiryo Shuppan Ltd.)
Name of publication Yomiuri Shimbun (Morning Edition) (Historical Chronicle of Showa Period Newspapers 1953 Edition IV)
Content As Takeshima comes increasingly under the spotlight with the declaration of the "Syngman Rhee Line" by South Korea, the assertion of territorial rights, illegal operations by Korean fishing boats, and the shot firing incident, among other factors, the background to the issue is explained with the help of photographs.
Language Japanese
Public access Open
Repository Shimane Prefectural Library (Japanese Only)New Window
Medium Paper
Copies 2 pages
Reference No. T1953071700202
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