» 08/10/2012, 00.00
SOUTH KOREA - JAPAN
Lee Myung-bak visits islands claimed by Tokyo and Seoul
The waters around the Dokdo (or Takeshima, in Japanese) Islands are rich in fish. Japan recalls its ambassador in Seoul and protests to South Korean ambassador in Tokyo. So far, Lee had always pushed for South Korean-Japanese rapprochement despite Japan's past violent rule in the Korean Peninsula. Tonight, South Korea and Japan meet in Olympic football match.
07/09/2012 CHINA - JAPAN - SOUTH KOREA
Winds of peace between Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul over disputed islands die down
At the APEC summit in Vladivostok, the meeting between Chinese President Hu and Japanese PM Noda is called off after Tokyo announces its intention to buy the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands, which both countries claim. Meanwhile, Seoul sends warships (on an exercise) near the Dokdo/Takeshima Rocks.
28/04/2006 SOUTH KOREA - JAPAN
South Korea and Japan nearly go to war over two islets
Takeshima to the Japanese and Dokdo to the Koreans, the two islands, 0.39 square kilometers, are claimed by both countries. The confrontation has become bitter.
03/07/2006 SOUTH KOREA JAPAN
Diplomatic tug-of-war between Tokyo and Seoul over Dokdo-Takeshima Islands
South Korea sends ship to contested islets in the latest episode of a series of diplomatic provocations over .39 Km2 of land.
18/08/2015 SOUTH KOREA-JAPAN
Dokdo, first "Mass for Peace" on islands disputed between Seoul and Tokyo
The parish of Dodong, located east of Ulleung island, dedicated the statue of the Virgin which is on the atoll "to peace in the region". From now on, says the pastor, there will be a function of the Eucharist every May "to pray and to silence the guns."
23/04/2008 JAPAN – SOUTH KOREA
Japan visit by South Korea’s president to start a new era
Political, economic and tourist ties between the two peoples are blooming again after years of neglect and a troubled history. South Korea will participate in the G8 Summit on Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Seoul and Tokyo are to work together in Africa.
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