Category : Korea's Political State & Dokdo

Korea and the Taft-Katsura Agreement

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Was the 1905 Taft~Katsura Agreement America’s Betrayal of Korea ? It seems impossible to imagine America as being even remotely responsible for the Dokdo problem given the distance and the amount of time that has passed. However as we will see, the Roosevelt Administration’s involvement or lack thereof, helped promote Japanese expansionism on the Korean […]

Korea’s Political Situation in 1905 and Japan’s Annexation of Dokdo

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Dokdo – Takeshima and Korea’s Political Situation in 1905 When analyzing the Dokdo problem we must take into consideration the historical context surrounding Japan’s involvement on the Korean peninsula during the early 20th century. The following article gives us greater understanding as to why Korea was powerless to dispute Japan’s illegal 1905 Shimane Prefecture Inclusion […]

Korean Objections to Japan’s 1905 Annexation of Dokdo

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Upon Being Informed, Korea Immediately Protests Japan’s Annexation of Dokdo – March 1906 “When did the Dokdo – Takeshima dispute really begin…?” Reading through the publications by both Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department or Shimane Prefecture’s Takeshima homepage they would have us believe the Dokdo – Takeshima problem originated after World War Two when […]

Japanese Involvement in Korea 1870-1905 and Dokdo Island

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Early Meiji Japan’s Political Relationship with Korea from 1870 to 1905 Japan’s MOFA’s policy in their claim toward the Dokdo -Takeshima dispute involves their deliberate omission of their actions in Korea prior to, and during Dokdo’s annexation. In depth books in English detailing what was happening in Korea in this dark era are few and […]