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The U.S. and the territorial dispute on Dokdo/Takeshima between Japan and Korea, 1945-1954

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  • The U.S. and the territorial dispute on Dokdo/Takeshima between Japan and Korea, 1945-1954
  • Kim, Hong Nack
  • International Council on Korean Studies


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Title The U.S. and the territorial dispute on Dokdo/Takeshima between Japan and Korea, 1945-1954
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Kim, Hong Nack

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[Washington, D.C.]:International Council on Korean Studies

Date 2009
Journal Title; Vol./Issue International Journal of Korean Studies:vol. 13(no. 2)
Pages 31
Subject Country United States(Americas)
Japan(Asia and Pacific)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Government and Law < National security
Government and Law < International Politics
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The territorial dispute over Dokdo/Takeshima (or Liancourt Rocks) has frequently strained South Korean-Japanese relations in the post World War II era. Japan claims that it acquired Dokdo/Takeshima as a terra nullius in 1905, whereas Korea rejects Japan's claim on the ground that Dokdo was a Korean island, not a terra nullius, which Japan usurped llegally in 1905.The dispute was exacerbated further due to the inconsistent U.S. policy in the disposition of the disputed island during the Allied occupation of Japan (1945-1952). Initially, the U.S. decided to return Dokdo/Takeshima to Korea in accordance with the Cairo Declaration (1943) and the Potsdam Declaration (1945). Furthermore, all of the U.S. drafts of the peace treaty with Japan from 1947 to November 1949 explicitly stipulated the return of Dokdo/Takeshima to Korea. (The rest omitted)