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Takeshima Day: A senior Japanese official has criticized South Korea for what he calls the illegal occupation of the Takeshima Islands in the Sea of Japan. He made the remark on Thursday at a ceremony to commemorate Japan’s incorporation of the islands more than a century ago.

South Korea controls the islands. Japan claims them. The Japanese government maintains the islands are an inherent part of Japan’s territory.

Japan incorporated the islands into Shimane Prefecture on February 22nd, 1905. In 2005, prefectural officials designated the date as Takeshima Day and have held a commemorative ceremony every year since.

This year about 450 people attended the event in the prefectural capital Matsue.

Cabinet Office Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yuhei Yamashita was among the participants in the event.

He said as a member of the Japanese government he regrets that South Korea continues to illegally occupy the islands. Read more. 

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Takeshima Day: A senior Japanese official has criticized South Korea for what he calls the illegal occupation of the Takeshima Islands in the Sea of Japan. He made the remark on Thursday at a ceremony to commemorate Japan’s incorporation of the islands more than a century ago.

South Korea controls the islands. Japan claims them. The Japanese government maintains the islands are an inherent part of Japan’s territory.

Japan incorporated the islands into Shimane Prefecture on February 22nd, 1905. In 2005, prefectural officials designated the date as Takeshima Day and have held a commemorative ceremony every year since.

This year about 450 people attended the event in the prefectural capital Matsue.

Cabinet Office Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yuhei Yamashita was among the participants in the event.

Takeshima Day: A senior Japanese official has criticized South Korea for what he calls the illegal occupation of the Takeshima Islands in the Sea of Japan. He made the remark on Thursday at a ceremony to commemorate Japan’s incorporation of the islands more than a century ago.

South Korea controls the islands. Japan claims them. The Japanese government maintains the islands are an inherent part of Japan’s territory.

Japan incorporated the islands into Shimane Prefecture on February 22nd, 1905. In 2005, prefectural officials designated the date as Takeshima Day and have held a commemorative ceremony every year since.

This year about 450 people attended the event in the prefectural capital Matsue.

Cabinet Office Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yuhei Yamashita was among the participants in the event.