2011년 8월 9일 화요일

The Truth of Dokdo (3)


Mark Seldon, United States Binghampton University emeritus professor in history and sociology

- Announced "According to the San Francisco Peace Treaty, Japan has nothing to do with Dokdo."
After borders were settled according to the San Francisco Peace Treaty, the international community has continuously acknowledged the binding power of the treaty with no big alteration.
             * San Francisco Peace Treaty : Contains regulations regarding settlement of territory bounds between nations after World War Ⅱ.

United States National Archives discovered a map that was used during San Francisco Peace Treaty which shows that Dokdo is excluded from Japan's territory


Jon M. Van Dyke, United States University of Hawaii professor in law

- Announced " There exists a record of Tokugawa Shogunate(Japan's feudal government) admitting Dokdo as Joseon(former Korea)'s territory in 1693."
In 1905 Japanese government argued incorporation of Dokdo as Japan's territory based on  Preoccupancy of Ownerless Land Theory under international law. This shows Japan's acknowledgement that Japan did not have ownership of Dokdo before 1905.
Korea continuously had actual dominance over Dokdo since 1954.


Germany, Sueddeutsche press

- Rather repenting colonial rule over Korea, Japan is leaving alone the claims regarding Japanese ownership of Dokdo which is carried out by minority far-right groups.
Regrading Japna's claim over possession of Dokdo, Japan needs to accept korea's actual dominance over Dokdo. The reason Japan is continuously bringing up dispute over Dokdo's ownership is because Japan's politicians are not  keeping distance from far-right groups but rather Liberal Democratic Party is sumpathizing with them. This is analyzed as since long before Japanese government has been captive of right-wing organizations.


Valery Glushkov, deputy director of Russia's Institute of the History of Sciences and Technology

- Russian Historical documents prove Dokdo as Korean territory.
As Japan surrendered World War Ⅱ, Dokdo is not owned by Japan.
Pointed out that Dokdo is not written as Japan's territory in the San Francisco Peace Treaty

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