Which Country Is the Owner of Dokdo or Takeshima?


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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

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

I’m not going to say anything about the history between S Korea and Japan, but Dokdo is closer to the Korean Peninsula.

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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. ...read more.

Takeshima belongs to Japan.

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.

I totally understand the S. Korean claim but unfortunately the great people of S Korea are being politically brainwashed and lied to by their untrustworthy government who want to somehow build up a false great past and national pride by fabricating history( to gain political supporters). Infact the majority of the population lived as uneducated poverty stricken nomads just a mere 100 years ago(which is no bad thing) and thus were easily annexed by the Japanese during a time of imperialism. The simple fact is that by International Law Japan has every and all rights legally. The S Korean government knows this and this is why they don't take the matter to the international courts.

Please don't let hatred and jealously pollute the truth.

Japan is preparing for Intenational Court of Justice and Korea doesn’t want to attend to the court. Isn’t that obvious?

If Japan gives up on Takeshima island, and then very next day Korea will claim “oh actually Okinawa used to belong to Korea”.
Never ending claim.

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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 inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.

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. ...read 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. Its capital is Beijing. The other major cities are Hong Kong and Shanghai. Chinese (Mandarin) is the only ...read more.

We need more lands


6 United Kingdom United Kingdom The United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign state which consists of the political and economic union of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It was a member of the European Union (EU) from 1973 to 2016. ...read more.

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 Israel Israel Israel, officially the State of Israel is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.
9 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and is known as the world's second most beautiful capital city. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second ...read more.

Pakistan clearly owns them
like how do you not know that

10 Uruguay Uruguay Uruguay, officially the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern region of South America.

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11 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.
12 Bhutan Bhutan Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas.
13 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.
14 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
15 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 ...read more.

Because we've got the bomb, dammit

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. ...read more.
17 New Zealand New Zealand
18 Nepal Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia.
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.
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