Date will be set up specialized agencies responsible for the territorial disputes in Sino-Russian Korea
Korean-Japanese territorial disputes continue to ferment.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Friday boarded the existence of the dispute over sovereignty of Dokdo (known as Takeshima), the Japanese government plans to abolish the Japan-ROK Summit scheduled to be held in September in Russia during the APEC meeting talks to protest the South Korean government. Meanwhile, Japan also plans to cancel during the year with South Korea’s high-level exchange visits.
In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan also decided to establish the charge of “Takeshima” (South Korea says Dokdo), the Senkaku Islands (known as the Diaoyu Islands), Northern Territory (Russian, known as the South Kuril Islands) institutions, and with the relevant departments of the issues related to consultation.
Nevertheless, on the 15th of this month, the the Kyung Gyeongsang Government decided to hold a “guardian of Dokdo flag monument unveiling ceremony to commemorate Independence Day (on the Korean Peninsula from Japanese colonial rule) 67 anniversary. Lee Myung-bak is expected to deliver a speech at the event, once again to express their views on disputed islands and Korean-Japanese relations.
Or “integration” of dispute
According to Japan’s “Sankei Shimbun” disclosure, the Japanese Foreign Ministry decided to set up specialized agencies responsible for South Korea, Russia and China’s territorial disputes.
report did not mention the details of the agency set up, which is hard to determine the size of this institution for the Japanese government policy influence. In February this year, Shimane Prefecture, Japan also has the Japanese government proposed to set up a special responsibility for the institutions of “Takeshima”.
China Foreign Affairs University Professor, Institute of International Relations, Japan expert Yong-Sheng Zhou believes that the agency expects the main conclusions of the decision-oriented research departments, but their conclusions can affect the extent to which decision-making remains to be seen. “If this is the section level (equivalent to the division level units), and that its function is mainly limited to research, will not have much say; If the bureau level or quasi-bureau level, that the agency for the territorial dispute have a great voice. “The Yong-Sheng Zhou told the Oriental Morning Post yesterday.
Japanese scholars had it it was argued, on the territorial dispute, Japan should be the integration of research, is satisfied that the territorial dispute with China and Russia and South Korea respectively, as a whole to be studied. Yong-Sheng Zhou said, if this new agency integrated study of the three territorial issues a final conclusion “joint development”, China’s Diaoyu Islands issue would be more active in island dispute with South Korea and Russia on the issue, to conduct joint development are more favorable for Japan.
for the new bodies established news media in Japan, China and Russia and South Korea have not made any official response.
growing outbreak of anti-Korean protesters
According to Japanese government sources, the Japanese government to consider the suspension of high-level contacts with the Korean government. Held on September 8, Vladivostok, Russia on the APEC summit, the Japanese government was scheduled to be agreed with the Korean government held Noda, Prime Minister of Japan, and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak summit talks, the talks will be canceled. Meanwhile, according to plan, this year should turn Noda visit to South Korea. However, the sources claimed that the Noda visit to Korea within this year may need to be further open to question. A senior official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had previously said, Noda scheduled to visit this year, “but now no longer allow the two countries to discuss Noda visit to South Korea’s itinerary.”
In addition, originally scheduled for this month a high-ranking officials between Japan and South Korea held in mid-level intergovernmental dialogue meeting will be postponed. Be held at the end of this month in Japan and South Korea free trade agreement negotiations SOM, whether Japan will attend, also remains to be seen.
the same time, Japan’s civil protests also broke out. South Korean Foreign Minister said that the Japanese right-wing groups held in eight cities, including Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and other demonstrations, to protest Limingbodeng Takeshima.
Japan’s Hiroshima Prefecture, police yesterday to arrest a self-proclaimed man of the right-wing members of the group Yuasa Ya, accusing the South Korean Consulate in Hiroshima, the door to a brick attack in the early morning of the 11th.