What happend to Liancourt islands in 1952
You heard about the news?
Japan has an everlasting territory issue with South Korea; the island, "Takeshima"("Dokdo" in Korea), in which no one can live because of the size, is a big concern since both countries mainly feed themselves on marine foods.
Koizumi and his cabinet members seem to have silently plotted to make Japanese opinion patriotic who are much less so than Korean. This is a very clever idea Koizumi came up with because if you trace back the history of the island, you are going to find many violations of international laws conducted by South Korea, and you'll find that it should have belonged to Japan. It's a matter of time before Japanese people start to think of Korea as a frequent law breaker.
Too much patriotism
Hearing the news of Japan's maritime survey near the ilsand, which is legal, Korea's backlash against Japan's government can't be avoided. But this backlash may be seen without Koizumi if you are a careful Korean watcher.
The pic above was taken in a class room in Korea where a teacher is using a board and try to have the pupils learn an English sentence, "Where is Dokdo?" The pupils look only 10 years old! That way, the whole Korea instills young children who are going to be strong patriots. Have you ever seen any Korean? They are VERY VERY patriotic, being proud of Korean. Is Japan getting rightish? NO! KOREA is the baddest rightist.
Sometimes they don't forget to appeal for their claim. Look at the pic below. He's apparently a soccer player and he writes "Dokdo is ours" in his T-shirt. Looks like he scored and took off his uniform.
Next pic below is from an international baseball game. It's now apparent since it's written in English. Eww, let's just calm down and forget about territories in a sport match!
What I just don't understand is the fact that Korean have been occupying the island and they are such a yeller. You don't have to shout about your purse being yours because you are the legitimate owner and you know it.
If you run a search in Wikipedia for Liancourt Rocks which is another name for Takeshima(Dokdo). It writes that "Syngman Rhee's (Peace Line) declaration of January 18, 1952, included the Liancourt Rocks as Korean territory," which is correct. But there's an unknown fact most of Japanese and Korean people probably don't know: this declaration was taken place, followed by invasion of Korean military into the surrounding area with a seizure of 3929 Japanese casualties, 2 killed, and 300 captured fishing ships. The custody of Japanese people in Korea was for advantageous negotiation for a peace treaty between South Korea and Japan. The detention lasted for 13 years until 1965. As a result of the peace treaty, South Korea succeeded in acquiring more than twice of its national budget.
The reason of ignorances of this incident up until now varies from South Korea and Japan. South Korea just don't have to acknowledge the dark side of the regime, simple and natural. And for Japanese side, the general atmosphere after WWII that Japan troubled South Korea in the war time made them hesitate to designate the crime of them. Japan also feared that accusation against South Korea may raise deplomatic military tensions between the two countries.