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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Takeshima/Dok Do Islands from a Japanese Perspective

Masahiko Asada

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 August 2019

Subject(s):
Sovereignty — Islands and artificial islands

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Takeshima Island (in Japanese) or Dok Do/Tok Do Island (in Korean) (‘Dok Do/Takeshima’) is located in the Sea of Japan, 157km north-west of Okinoshima Island of Japan and 92km south-east of Ullung Do Island of the Republic of Korea . Dok Do/Takeshima, comprising two large and a number of smaller rocks and having a total area of 0.23km 2 , is not suitable for permanent human habitation, because it consists of precipitous cliffs and lacks drinking water sources, although since June 1954 South Korean security guards have been stationed there and the island and...
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