Dokdo Pictorial

The Boston Globe’s wonderful, large-format photo blog has a nice collection of photos on the Liancourt Rocks, aka “Dokdo” if you’re Korean, aka “Takeshima” if you’re Japanese. Why all the names? Well it seems that in recent months this isolated little outcropping of virtually uninhabited islands has become the center of an international dispute as both Korea and Japan are making a claim for the territory. The conflict dates back to the 15th century, but new developments have caused it to flare up once again. I may not know how this situation will end, but I do know that the Koreans will go all out with the protesting. Man do they love a good protest. Click the link for more info and more pics.

“Dokdo or Takeshima” –


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