Japanese Territory


Japan’s Consistent Position on the Territorial Sovereignty over Takeshima

Takeshima is indisputably an inherent territory of Japan, in light of historical facts and based on international law.

The Republic of Korea has been occupying Takeshima with no basis in international law. Any measures the Republic of Korea takes regarding Takeshima based on such an illegal occupation have no legal justification.

Japan will continue to seek the settlement of the dispute over territorial sovereignty over Takeshima on the basis of international law in a calm and peaceful manner.

Note: The Republic of Korea has never demonstrated any clear basis for its claims that it had taken effective control over Takeshima prior to Japan's effective control over Takeshima and reaffirmation of its territorial sovereignty in 1905.

  • Location of Takeshima
    Location Map
  • Around Takeshima
    Surrounding Area
  • Takeshima as a whole
    Detailed Map (Source of reference: website of Geopolitical Information Authority of Japan (place names added))
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