- Title: South Korea's Foreign Ministry summons Japanese envoy in disputed islands protest
- Date: 8th August 2017
- Summary: AT SEA, SOUTH KOREA (FILE - AUGUST 14, 2013) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF DISPUTED ISLAND CALLED DOKDO IN SOUTH KOREA AND TAKESHIMA IN JAPAN DOKDO/TAKESHIMA, SOUTH KOREA/JAPAN (FILE - AUGUST 14, 2013) (REUTERS) STONE SIGN READING IN CHINESE CHARACTERS: "KOREAN TERRITORY" SOUTH KOREAN NATIONAL FLAG MORE OF DISPUTED ISLAND
- Embargoed: 22nd August 2017 09:04
- Keywords: South Korea Japan Defence White Paper disputed islands Dokdo Takeshima
- Location: SEOUL AND AT SEA, SOUTH KOREA, DOKDO/TAKESHIMA, SOUTH KOREA/JAPAN
- City: SEOUL AND AT SEA, SOUTH KOREA, DOKDO/TAKESHIMA, SOUTH KOREA/JAPAN
- Country: South Korea
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0026TAPXL1
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: South Korea's foreign ministry on Tuesday (August 8) summoned Japanese envoy, Koichi Mizushima, and lodged objections after Tokyo repeated its claim on disputed islands in its Defence White Paper.
The remote islands called Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese are controlled by South Korea and have been the focus of a long-standing dispute between the two countries as Seoul sees Tokyo's claims as stemming from its colonial past.
Earlier in the day, Japan released its annual Defence White Paper in which they claimed the islands as part of its territory.
Japan colonised the Korean peninsula from 1910 until Japan's World War Two defeat in 1945. Koreans remember Japanese rule with bitterness, saying many people were conscripted into forced labour and women were forced into military brothels.
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