- Title: South Korea's Foreign Ministry summons Japanese envoy in disputed islands protest
- Date: 8th August 2017
- Summary: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (AUGUST 8, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** CAR CARRYING DEPUTY CHIEF OF MISSION FOR JAPANESE EMBASSY IN SOUTH KOREA, KOICHI MIZUSHIMA ARRIVING AT SOUTH KOREA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY BUILDING / MIZUSHIMA GETTING OFF CAR WITH OTHER OFFICIALS / MIZUSHIMA AND OFFICIALS WALKING UP STAIRS MIZUSHIMA WALKING INSIDE SOUTH KOREA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY BUILDING MIZUSHIMA GETTING INTO LIFT AND DOOR BEING CLOSED SOUTH KOREA'S DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON FOR FOREIGN MINISTRY, SUN NHAM-KOOK, SPEAKING AT PODIUM JOURNALISTS AT NEWS BRIEFING ROOM (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) SOUTH KOREA'S DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON FOR FOREIGN MINISTRY, SUN NHAM-KOOK, SAYING: "The government strongly protests against the Japanese government's repeated inclusion of unjust claims to Dokdo in the Defence White Paper issued on August 8, and demands an immediate withdrawal of such claims." JOURNALISTS SITTING AND TYPING (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) SOUTH KOREA'S DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON FOR FOREIGN MINISTRY, SUN NHAM-KOOK, SAYING: "We once again make clear that we will respond sternly to any provocations over Dokdo, which is clearly an integral part of the Republic of Korea's territory in terms of history, geography and international law." EXTERIOR OF SOUTH KOREA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY BUILDING SIGN READING (Korean and English): "MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS"
- 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: LVA0016TAPXL1
- 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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