Top Ten Countries That Might Own Dokdo or Takeshima


The Top Ten

1 South Korea South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

Silla, ancient Korean country, found Dokdo about 85000 years ago. However, Japanese said that they found Takeshima about 2years ago. Korea found it almost 720000 years before!

Dokdo was originally Korean Territory before Japanese annexed Dokdo island in order to catch sea lions which was a trend that was going on that time. Japan denies the fact that they invaded Korea and actually helped Korea industrialize. They deny the fact that they took Korean, Chinese and other women and used them as a war time sex slave. They neither apologized nor compensated enough (they compensated $1 and that was it). They also took Korean men and forced them labor.

Japanese did horrible things to the Koreans, Chinese, and other countries.

For example, in the Japanese's Army unit 731, Japanese committed biological and chemical experiments on the people of the land that they conquered. They called Maruta which means wooden block in Japanese. Japanese never thought Koreans, Chinese as humans but wooden blocks.

Japanese government is teaching Japanese children and students the false fact and they made their textbook as if they didn't start the war. They would ...more

I'm from the UK and I would say Dokdo is truly Korean territory. You will understand if you watch videos in YouTube. Korea government is desperately promoting Dokdo. Also, Japanese government, they are faking or trying to cover History between Korea and Japan. The reason why many Korean still argue about history is because the attitudes that Japan has shown to Korea and Japan is not like that of Germany. Japanese government only has announced ambiguous states of their history and it seems they are doing apology. They are somehow still worshiping world war criminals which is completely against of behavior of Germany. Finally, rather than cooperate with Asian countries, it seems that Japan consider themselves as not Asian country but more like Europe or sth. I admit Japanese are so nice and kind people but at the same time, it is Japanese who should re-think of their current situation and direction. Is the past the past? No, it is absolutely not. It is obviously unforgettable facts if ...more

For 2,000 years, Dokdo has been Korean territory. In the book, "The history of three countries of Korea" published at 1,145 A. D by the government of the ancient Korea, the Korean government declare that two islands in the East sea had been founded and captured by the Korean general whose name is Sabu Lee in 512 A.D.. The Korean government also has already declared two islands belongs to Korea. A number of the books about Korean history, the territorial maps and the public articles by both the Korean and the Japanese government from the ancient to the nowadays agreed that fact.

But in 1905 when Japan invaded in Korea and captured the diplomatic right of Korea, the Japanese government declares that Dokdo belongs to Japan and insists that her name is not Dokdo but Takeshima without any agreement. It is because that Japan wants to earn the strategic point in East Sea against Russia in the time of Russia-Japan war. In WW2, the international forces such as USA, Soviet ...more

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2 Japan Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. more.

Takeshima belongs to Japan.

There's no place named Dokdo in this world. Get over it.


In my opinion, it is totally 'nonsense' that both citizens try to show their proof here like 'We firstly found this island xx years ago... Or They illegally invaded the island after... Etc... ' as both side completely believe the island belongs to their side. I think only a third party which has an unprejudiced eye (International Court of Justice) can make a fair judgement for this kind of issue. Japan is now preparing for bringing this issue to ICJ, but sadly Korea consistently refuse to have ICJ make a decision. Why? I think this Japan's bringing the issue to ICJ is the MOST peaceful and understandable way to solve this conflict. I hope Korea comes to ICJ, please.

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3 North Korea North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. more.

All of korean should be occupay by great cruel leader who has black-phone head.

Can...can I have dokdo? Nvm... T_T

4 Russia Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. more.


5 China China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, more.

Shut up idiots - SKH

The world belongs to china? what the heck? - SKH

We need more lands


6 United Kingdom United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is more.

Why the heck's the british arguing over it? - SKH

That island became British territory in Age of Discovery.

Has been decided what the British Empire was a former winner of the Seven Seas

And they are called the Liancourt Rocks, you filthy plebian swine! So stop arguing over them.

7 Spain Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

Not Spanish neither Portuguese just Korean or maybe Japanese.

I think Takeshima is a territory in Spain or Japan.

TO be honest... Dokdo is Koreans

They're just rocks. Let the Spaniards have them.

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8 Australia Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

Because this continent belongs to south Korea.

Ocean Pacific is Australian sea

NanJ kara kitango

9 United States United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the more.

Because Manifest destiny or something

Because we've got the bomb, dammit


10 Israel Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world but arab, african and east asian communities still can be found. more.

The Contenders

11 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are more.

Pakistan clearly owns them
like how do you not know that

12 Uruguay Uruguay Uruguay, officially the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern region of South America.
13 Bhutan Bhutan Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas.
14 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia (Middle East) constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. The official Language is Arabic. The capital city is Riyadh.
15 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
16 Albania Albania Albania is a southeastern European country that is slightly larger than Maryland and near Montenegro, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, and Greece. The capital is a city called Tirana. Some other major cities in Albania are Durrës, Elbasan, Vlorë, and Shkodër. Albania gained its independence in 1912. more.
17 New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. more.
18 Nepal Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. more.
19 Samoa Samoa The Independent State of Samoa, commonly known as Samoa and formerly known as Western Samoa, is a Unitary Parliamentary Republic with eleven administrative divisions.
20 Tonga Tonga Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 169 islands of which 36 are inhabited.
21 South Africa South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana more.
22 Tuvalu Tuvalu Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia.
23 Namibia Namibia Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean.
24 Angola Angola
25 Mozambique Mozambique Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique, is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.

One day Mozambique will take the Liancourt Rocks off South Korea, after it takes over all of the Lusophone world of course

26 Timor-Leste Timor-Leste East Timor, officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, is a sovereign state in Maritime Southeast Asia. It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor.
27 Ireland Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.
28 Argentina Argentina Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a federal republic located in southeastern South America.

They love claiming other country's land.

29 Suriname Suriname Suriname, officially known as the Republic of Suriname, is a sovereign state on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America.
30 Belize Belize Belize is a country on the eastern coast of Central America. It is the only country in Central America whose official language is English, though Belizean Creole and Spanish are also commonly spoken.
31 Singapore Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state.
32 France France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to more.

French whaling ship that came close to being wrecked on the rocks in 1849.

It must be France because the name is French

33 Iceland Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.
34 Laos Laos Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic (LPDR), or commonly referred to its colloquial name of Muang Lao is a landlocked country in the heart of the Indochinese peninsula of Mainland Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar (Burma) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to more.

Laos' scientific power is the best in the world

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