The Issue of Takeshima
October 31, 2013
Japan's Inalterable Position on the Sovereignty of Takeshima
- In the light of historical facts and based upon international law, it is apparent that Takeshima is an inherent part of the territory of Japan.
- The occupation of Takeshima by the Republic of Korea is an illegal occupation undertaken on absolutely no basis in international law. Any measures taken with regard to Takeshima by the Republic of Korea based on such an illegal occupation have no legal justification.
(Note: The Republic of Korea has yet to demonstrate a clear basis for its claims that, prior to Japan's effective control over Takeshima and establishment of sovereignty, the Republic of Korea had previously demonstrated effective control over Takeshima.)
Pamphlet "10 Issues of Takeshima"
- Recognition of Takeshima
- Sovereignty of Takeshima
- Prohibition of Passage to Utsuryo Island
- Incorporation of Takeshima into Shimane Prefecture
- Takeshima Immediately After World War II
- Treatment of Takeshima in the Process of Drafting the San Francisco Peace Treaty
- Takeshima as a Bombing Range for U.S. Forces
- Installation of "Syngman Rhee Line" and Illegal Occupation of Takeshima by the Republic of Korea
- Proposal of Submission to the International Court of Justice
- Takeshima is a group of islands that is situated on the Sea of Japan at a latitude of 37° 14'N and a longitude of 131° 52'E, 158 kilometers northwest of Oki Island, Shimane Prefecture. Takeshima is part of Okinoshima Town of Shimane Prefecture.
- The combined area of the two main islands, Higashijima (Mejima) Island and Nishijima (Ojima) Island, and numerous small reefs is 0.21 square kilometers (about the same size as Hibiya Park in Tokyo).
- Both are precipitous volcanic islands, and cliffs abut the coastline on all sides. The islands have scarce vegetation and drinking water resources.
- Statement by the Minister for Foreign affairs of Japan on the Refusal by the Government of the Republic of Korea of the Government of Japan's Proposal on the Institution of Proceedings before the International Court of Justice by a Special Agreement (August 30, 2012)
- Proposal to the Government of the Republic of Korea to Institute Proceedings before the International Court of Justice by a Special Agreement (August 21, 2012)
- Japan-ROK Foreign Ministers' Telephone Talks(August 10, 2012)