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"Takeshima", disputed land between Japan and South Korea (Asahi Graph)

A handful of tiny uninhabited islands in the Sea of Japan are causing friction between Japan and South Korea over the issue of their “nationality.” These are the islands we know as “Takeshima,” lying some 220 kilometers off to the northwest of Sakai Port in Shimane Prefecture. The problem started in late May last year, when some South Korean fishermen who landed on the islands without authorization were discovered by the Japanese fisheries research vessel Shimane Maru, which was conducting an ocean current survey in the area.

Document title "Takeshima", disputed land between Japan and South Korea (Asahi Graph)
Date created (Western calendar) September 16, 1953
Date created (Japanese era) September 16, Showa 28
Author(s) / Editor(s)
Publisher Asahi Shimbunsha
Name of publication Asahi Graph September 16th, 1953 issue
Content Photographs from the talks, as well as others indicating the state of the dispute (including Korean fishermen and marker posts of both countries pictured in Takeshima) are reported in this article.
Language Japanese
Public access Open
Repository Shimane Prefectural Library (Japanese Only)New Window
Medium Paper
Copies 2 pages
Reference No. T1953091600103
How to access View at Shimane Prefectural Library.