Does Takeshima (Dokdo) belong to Japan?
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Dokdo is supposed to be South Korea's territory. I am a Korean immigrant living in the US and i know that Dokdo(takeshima) has been in Korean records for centuries unlike Japanese claims. North Korea supports South Korea's claim on the island, that is almost unheard of and very odd. What this appears to be is a class over rich natural gas resources and fish. South Korea already has two inhabitors and they have a police officers on duty on the island. Based on the fact that South Koreans already live and work on the island, I believe it's safe to say that the island is theirs and not Japan's. http://en.wikipedia.org...
My argument is simple, if you have citizens on an island as well as government offices from a certain country while the other country has noone inhabiting that island, then the island belongs to the government with it's citizens on them. This ideology is simple since a nation is made of an ethnicity(korean) and extends to where the ethnic groups inhabit for the most part. If ONLY Koreans live on an island, with no japanese on it, then it should go to Koreans since they have an established population.
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Vote Placed by maydaykiller 1 year ago
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