Dokdo Facts Page 2
The second page starts off with Japan’s political viewpont on Dokdo Island. Again, please click the thumbnail image to access the articles. There are also many videos and images in the next page.
A Study of Japanese Government Takeshima Brochures
These critques of Japan’s Government publications shows errors and half-truths that are being spread by the Japanese government. Here original maps and documents expose the faleshoods of both Japan’s MOFA and Shimane Prefecture.
Japan’s MOFA’s Takeshima Propaganda Pamphlet
Released in 2008, Japan’s ’10 Issues of Takeshima’ brochure has serious problems when scrutinized closely. Both Korean and Japanese historical records are used to help readers see the truth. A must read for interested Japanese people. (Click image.)
Shimane Prefecture’s Takeshima Brochure
Shimane Prefecture uses incorrect map analysis and false history when making her case for Takeshima. Like Japan’s MOFA Shimane Prefecture refuses to admit the truth of Japan’s military involvement on Takeshima in 1905. Now Japanese can finally see Korea’s side of the Dokdo dispute. (Click image.)
Japan’s Takeshima X-Files Series
These original Russo-Japanese War records are what the Japanese Government doesn’t want to you to see. They prove without a doubt Japan’s annexation of Dokdo was an act of military aggression. Original Imperial Navy maps and logbooks are to be found here. Japanese readers may be surprised!
The Logbook of Japan’s Imperial Warship Niitaka
In September of 1904, Japan’s Imperial Navy recorded Koreans knew of Dokdo before Japan incorporated the rocks. The name Dokdo can be read. Also, they reported Russian Warships were seen near the islets which prompted Japan to push forward the annexation of Takeshima – Dokdo. (Click image.)
The Logbooks of Japan’s Imperial Warship Tsushima.
During the Russo-Japanese War, November of 1904, the IJN Warship Tsushima received orders to survey Takeshima for milatary watchtowers and a telegraph station. In January of 1905 it was confirmed the military could utilize Dokdo and weeks later the islands were annexed. Along with the original Tsushima logbooks are the survey map and report by Commander Yamanaka. (Click image.)
The Logbooks of Japan’s Imperial Warship Hashidate.
Immediately after defeating the Russian Navy in the Battle of Tsushima, Japan’s Navy began construction of military facilities on Dokdo Island. (Click image.)
The ‘Why Japan Can’t Have Dokdo’ Series
It’s been over a century since Japan’s military annexed Dokdo Island and more than 60 years since Korea has effectively controlled the islets. These pages provide valid reasons as to why Japanese should drop their claim to Dokdo – Takeshima Island.
Japan’s Unjust Claim to Dokdo – Part One
Part one of this series details Japan insatiable appetite for territory. Also revealed are how the Japanese insist rocks are capable of generating EEZs despite UNCLOS Maritime Laws that state otherwise. A study of Dokdo’s location to nearest Japanese and Korean mainlands and adjacent islands. (Click image.)
The Politics Surrounding Dokdo in 1905 – Part Two
The next article explains the politics and demographics of the Dokdo Takeshima region. It compares this area during the colonial era to the current situation. From this it’s apparent Japanese ownership of Dokdo is not in line with the reality of modern Asia. (Click image.)
Korea’s Ancient Title to the Dokdo and Ulleungdo Vicinity – Part Three
The third installment shows how Korea has been active in the Dokdo Takeshima Island regions for at least 1,500 years. Historical records and archeological artifacts verify Korean involvement around Dokdo a millennium before the Japanese arrival in 1618. (Click image.)
Korea’s Economic Interests in the Dokdo Region – Part Four
Through very old images of Dokdo’s sister island Ulleungdo, we compare the region from the colonial era to now. This page helps the reader to understand why Dokdo Takeshima Island was/is economically inseparable from Korea. (Click image.)
Japanese Historical Maps Excluded Dokdo
These articles are an extensive collection of Japanese Maps from throughout the ages. After reviewing Japanese historical maps one can see the truth. The Japanese consistently excluded Dokdo from their territory and even showed the islets as Korean territory!
Historical Maps of Japan Without Dokdo – Part One
The first installment starts with very early maps of Japan all lacking both Ulleungdo and Dokdo. Each map shows Japan’s Oki Islands as the limit of Japanese territory throughbout history. (Click image.)
Japanese Historical Maps Lacking Dokdo – Part Two
Continuing on this page includes some very early maps from the Meiji Era. Again Oki Island are outlined in a box to show the limit of Japan did not extend westward from there. (Click image.)
Old Japanese Charts Lacking Takeshima – Part Three
Part three of this series has some high resolution Japanese charts of 17th Century Japan that lack Korea’s Dokdo Island. These maps prove Japan did not include Takeshima as part of their territory during the 17th Century. (Click image.)
Historical maps of Japan’s Shimane Prefecture Omitting Dokdo – Part Four
Japanese national maps excluded Dokdo but as we see here maps of Japan’s Shimane Prefecture also lacked the islets. Highly detailed maps of Shimane are studied on this page. Some of these charts had appended maps to include outlying islands but still omitted Takeshima – Dokdo Island. (Click image.)
Japanese National Map Books That Omitted Dokdo Island
Below are two historical Japanese map books that included the whole nation of Japan including all outlying Japanese islands. These are mapped region by region.
An 1890 Map Book of Japan
In 1890 the entire nation of Japan was mapped and all adjacent islands were included. The attached page shows although the attached reference showed both Ulleungdo and Dokdo it was not incuded as part of any prefecture and thus outside of Japanese territory. – An 1890 map book of Japan and her Outlying Islands (Click image.)
An 1895 Map Book of Japan
Five years later, this Japanese map book also included all prefectures and outlying islands. Again both Ulleungdo and Dokdo – Takeshima are not shown as part of Japan. This was only a decade before Japan’s military annexed Dokdo. – An 1895 map book of Japan and her Outlying Islands. (Click image.)
Historical Figures Related to the Dokdo Island Dispute
These pages give historical information about some of the people who influenced the Dokdo Island dispute. They are from both Korean and Japanese sources.
Dokdo and An Yong Bok – Part One
A Korean fisherman who frequented Ulleungdo Island voyaged to Japan twice to protest trespassing by Japanese fishermen. This page mostly refers to Korean historical records. (Click image.)
Dokdo – Takeshima and An Yong Bok – Part Two
The Japanese Murakawa family documents reveal that Korean fishermen did protest to Japan and clearly mentioned Dokdo and Ulleungdo were Korean territory. We can even read documents where he wrote Ulleungdo and Dokdo were part of Gangwan Province Korea. (Click image.)
Miscellaneous Historical Articles Related to Dokdo Island
These pages are a collection of historical documents, maps and images for the readers to understand the truth of Dokdo Takeshima Island. Much of this data was collected on research trips to Dokdo and Ulleungdo Island by us!
Korea’s 1694 Ulleungdo Sajeok
Korean Inspector Jang Han Sang voyaged to Ulleungdo Island and recorded seeing Dokdo Island. This record also prove Koreans viewed Dokdo as outside of Japanese territory and under Korean influence. (Click image.)
Korea’a 1714 Report on Coastal Defences
In a report about a possible Japanese invasion this Korean document proves the people of Korea’s East coast knew of Dokdo Island. It also describes Dokdo as near Japan’s limits but outside of Japanese territory. (Click image.)
Koreans and the Ulleungdo – Dokdo Region Throughout History
European, Japanese and Korean historical records and photos record how Koreans sailed hundreds of kilometers to the waters surrounding Dokdo – Takeshima and Ulleungdo Island. (Click image.)
Han Chang-guk’s (韓昌國) Ulleungdo Inspection
A Korean Government Official conducted a survey of Ulleungdo Island. Here Ulleungdo’s neighbor island is refered to as Jukdo Islet not Usando. (Click image.)
Chosun’s Ordinance 41 from 1900 and Dokdo Island
In the year 1900 Koreans incorporated Dokdo Island under Ordinance 41 which placed the island under the jurisdiction of Uldo County. Images of Ulleungdo Island help readers familiarize themselves with the region. (Click image.)
Early Japanese Records of Takeshima – Part One
Japan insists the voyages of Japanese fishermen in the 17th Century prove their ownership over Dokdo. This study proves that is not true. Rather these were just illegal trespassing activities. (Click image.)
Early Japanese Records of Takeshima – Part Two [Report on Oki Island]
In 1667, a Japanese official, Saito Hosen recorded Oki Islands as the northwestern limit of Japan. Read how Japanese have wrongly interpreted this document. In reality, Oki Islands were quoted as the Northwestern limit of Japan. (Click image.)
An 1837 Japanese Record Regarding Trespassing on Ulleungdo
This article explains how a Japanese merchant named Aizuya Hachiemon was caught trespassing on Korea’s Ulleungdo. This incident made clear Dokdo was also Korean territory. (Click image.)
Korea’s 1906 Protests Over Japan’s Annexation of Takeshima
Few Japanese know that after Korea was notified Japan had annexed Dokdo the Koreans immediately objected. This can be verified by original historical records and newspaper articles on this page. A must read for our Japanese visitors! (Click image.)
Dokdo and the Early 20th Century – Japanese Territorial Perceptions
If Dokdo Island was an inherent part of Japan why did they consistently list the island as part of Korea’s Gangwan Province. See how those Japanese who visited Dokdo – Takeshima actually thought the island was part of Korea. (Click image.)
Japan’s Incorporation of Marcus Island and Dokdo Island.
An in-depth look at how the Japanese government used the illegal activities of fishermen and trespassers to incorporate territory. See how the same politicians were involved in the annexation of Dokdo – Takeshima and Marcus Island. (Click image.)
Korea’s Political Situation in Korea in 1904~1905 and Dokdo Island
Koreans did protest when Japan seized Dokdo but why did these complaints go unanswered? This article shows how Japan obtained uncontested control over the Korean nation by late 1905. (Click image.)
Japan’s Political Relationship with Korea from 1870 to 1905
The political process Japan took to seize the Korean peninsula are inseparable to the annexation of Dokdo [Takeshima] Island. From the American arrival in Asia to Japan’s military control over Korea. (Click image.)
Korea and the Taft Katsura Agreement.
A 1905 secret agreement between the U.S. Government and Japan shows how the West gave Japan tacit consent to control Korea. (Click image.)
Articles Related to Takeshima – Dokdo Island
This collection of publications are in PDF format. They are published by authors of American, Korean and Japanese experts on the subject of historical and territorial disputes. (Click image.)