Japanese foreign minister for the first time publicly said the Korea illegally occupied Dokdo
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, according to Kyodo News agency reported, in the final accounts of the Senate Committee meeting on 22 May, the Japanese Foreign Minister Genba Koichiro criticized South Korea actual control Takeshima (Korean: Dokdo) for “illegally occupied”. Foreign Secretary for the consideration of the relationship between Japan and South Korea since the Democratic administration has avoided the use of this wording. The Japanese Foreign Ministry said that since the ruling Democratic Party of Foreign Minister in public for the first time the issue of Takeshima use “illegally occupied”.
in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in 2006, the Japanese government license in his reply the book using the “illegally occupied” was the strong dissatisfaction Korea, this will also lead to the ROK rebound.
Genba expressly mention South Korean President Lee Myung-bak board Takeshima issue “Starting today ‘illegally occupied’ word. Some analysts believe that the government turned to take a tough stance is intended to avoid the Takeshima issue is called weak diplomacy. On the other hand, the South Korean Foreign Ministry officials said Thursday, a personal letter addressed to President Lee Myung-bak, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Takeshima (Korean: Dokdo) returned to the Japanese side, the confrontation between the two sides to further deepen.
Genba stressed that “China can not exercise (Japanese territory) of the jurisdiction illegally occupy saying there is nothing wrong” Takeshima status quo. However, in view of the actual control of the northern territories of Russia recognize the existence of the territorial issue, Genba motioned will not call Russia “illegally occupied” northern territories, and said that “(Takeshima) can also differ on saying.