Japan's Inalterable Position on the Sovereignty of Takeshima
In the light of historical facts and based upon international law, it is apparent that Takeshima is an inherent part of the territory of Japan.
The occupation of Takeshima by the Republic of Korea is an illegal occupation undertaken on absolutely no basis in international law. Any measures taken with regard to Takeshima by the Republic of Korea based on such an illegal occupation have no legal justification.
(Note: The Republic of Korea has yet to demonstrate a clear basis for its claims that, prior to Japan's effective control over Takeshima and establishment of sovereignty, the Republic of Korea had previously demonstrated effective control over Takeshima.)
Pamphlet "10 Issues of Takeshima"
Recognition of Takeshima
Sovereignty of Takeshima
Prohibition of Passage to Utsuryo Island
Incorporation of Takeshima into Shimane Prefecture
Takeshima Immediately After World War II
Treatment of Takeshima in the Process of Drafting the San Francisco Peace Treaty
Takeshima as a Bombing Range for U.S. Forces
Installation of "Syngman Rhee Line" and Illegal Occupation of Takeshima by the Republic of Korea
Proposal of Submission to the International Court of Justice
Takeshima is a group of islands that is situated on the Sea of Japan at a latitude of 37º 14'N and a longitude of 131º 52'E, 157 kilometers northwest of Oki Island, Shimane Prefecture. Takeshima is part of Okinoshima Town of Shimane Prefecture.
The combined area of the two main islands, the East Island (Onnajima) and the West Island (Otokojima), and numerous small reefs is 0.21 square kilometers (about the same size as Hibiya Park in Tokyo).
Both are precipitous volcanic islands, and cliffs abut the coastline on all sides. The islands have scarce vegetation and drinking water resources.
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