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Hostile fire from Takeshima battery (Asahi Shimbun)

Two patrol boats engaged in surveys
[From Maizuru] At 11:15 a.m. on the 22nd, the 8th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters made the following announcement on the result of a Takeshima survey by its two patrol boats "Oki" and "Hekura".
No damage was found on the vessels that were shelled five times from the northern battery on Higashijima off to the south of Takeshima at 6:58 a.m. on the 21st. While 14 or 15 security guards were observed to be present on the islands, other facilities were the same as when surveyed on the 2nd of last month. The Korean side seems to be permanently stationed on the islands.

Document title Hostile fire from Takeshima battery (Asahi Shimbun)
Date created (Western calendar) November 22, 1954
Date created (Japanese era) November 22, Showa 29
Author(s) / Editor(s)
Publisher Asahi Shimbun Co.
Name of publication Asahi Shimbun, Evening Edition (reprint)
Content As Takeshima is illegally occupied by South Korea, when two patrol boats of Japan's Maritime Safety Agency approached the islands, they were shelled by the Korea Coast Guard unit stationed on Takeshima. The report also states that the Koreans were permanently stationed on Takeshima.
Language Japanese
Public access Open
Repository Shimane Prefectural Library (Japanese Only)New Window
Medium Paper
Copies 1 page
Reference No. T1954112200102
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