Voyage to Dokdo, Korea’s easternmost territory

Voyage to Dokdo, Korea’s easternmost territory

Korea’s Dokdo boasts untapped natural resources and ample fishing waters,… not to mention natural beauty. Lee Ji-won takes us to the islets, which also regained their independence on this Liberation Day. Dokdo Island — where Korea sees the first morning light, and… where untold environmental resources await their use by the nation. This is Korea’s easternmost territory. To get there,

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Korea condemns Japan for renewed claim to Korea’s Dokdo islets

Korea condemns Japan for renewed claim to Korea’s Dokdo islets

The Korean government has slammed Japan for its fresh territorial claims to the Korea-controlled Dokdo islets. Seoul’s defense and foreign ministries quickly issued statements on Tuesday re-asserting Dokdo is,… by every standard,… Korean territory. Kim Hyun-bin reports. Korea’s defense ministry has urged Japan to withdraw all of its false territorial claims to the Korea-controlled Dokdo islets,… after Tokyo again renewed

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South Korean Navy kicks off Dokdo defense drill

South Korean Navy kicks off Dokdo defense drill

South Korea’s Navy is holding a special defense drill in waters surrounding Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo. Seoul is hoping to send Japan a stern message that it should stop making baseless territorial claims to the East Sea islets. Kim Hyun-bin reports. According to a Navy official, the drills that began Thursday are an effort to defend Dokdo from possible

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Korea-Iran Summit analysis, Iran’s position on nuclear Korean peninsula: On-set interview…

Korea-Iran Summit analysis, Iran’s position on nuclear Korean peninsula: On-set interview…

Let’s take an in-depth look into President Park’s state visit to Iran and a bilateral summit between the South Korean president and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Joining me live in the studio to help us better understand the landmark event, its implications and significance… is Dr. Seo Jeong-min, Professor of Middle East Politics at Graduate School of International and Area

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Japan lodges complaint over Korean lawmakers’ planned visit to Dokdo islets

Japan lodges complaint over Korean lawmakers’ planned visit to Dokdo islets

The Japanese government has lodged a complaint against a planned visit by Korean lawmakers to the Korea-controlled Dokdo islets. The Korean Embassy in Japan says it received a phone call from Japan’s foreign ministry saying the visit is highly regretful and Tokyo cannot accept it. The Korean embassy responded by saying the islets are Korean territory and it cannot accept

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Two newly released documents exclude Dokdo from Japanese territory

Two newly released documents exclude Dokdo from Japanese territory

Today, October 25th, is a special day for Koreans as the country marks Dokdo Day,… a day to celebrate the country’s easternmost islets. To commemorate the occasion, the Independence Hall of Korea has publicized two historical documents that show Japan did not consider Dokdo its territory at that time. Lee Unshin reports. This is a Japanese geography textbook for junior

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Japan renews claim to Korea’s Dokdo islets in diplomatic paper

Japan renews claim to Korea’s Dokdo islets in diplomatic paper

Japan has renewed its claim to Korea’s easternmost Dokdo islets, which Japan calls Takeshima, in its annual diplomatic paper. Japan’s foreign ministry also said it strongly disapproves of Korean lawmakers visiting the islets last year. Japan’s statement is only adding to the bilateral tensions following Tokyo’s approval of a textbook that claims Dokdo is Japanese territory and Tokyo’s decision to

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S. Korean military completes naval drill in defense of Dokdo islets

S. Korean military completes naval drill in defense of Dokdo islets

A military drill to better protect Korea’s Dokdo island was carried out today. According to the Navy a P-3 surveillance plane, other airborne units, destroyers and other naval warships participated in the regularly scheduled exercise. Japan continues to lay claim to the Korea-controlled islets. One of Seoul’s thorniest diplomatic issues with Tokyo since Japan’s colonial rule of Korea from 1910

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USS Carl Vinson heads to Korean peninsula

USS Carl Vinson heads to Korean peninsula

A 65-hundred-sailor- U.S. Navy strike group heads closer to the Korean peninsula on Saturday after departing from Singapore. The USS Carl Vinson’s presence in the region is meant to send a clear warning to North Korea, as concerns grow over the regime’s potential advancements in nuclear weapons through recent missile tests… according to Admiral Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific

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