S. Korean MPs Land on Disputed Isle, Prompting Japan Protest
A group of South Korean lawmakers landed on an islet disputed with Japan in the East China Sea on Monday, prompting a protest from Tokyo and straining ties at a time when stalled talks over North Korea's nuclear program call for close coordination. Tokyo and Seoul have long been at loggerheads over the sovereignty of a group of islets called Takeshima in Japanese and Dokdo in Korean, which lie about halfway between the East Asian neighbors in the Sea of Japan, which Seoul refers to as the East Sea. "This landing on Takeshima by a group of South Korean lawmakers was carried out despite Japan's advance protests and requests to call it off," Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a regular news conference. "In light of our country's stance on sovereignty over Takeshima, this is by no means acceptable." It was the lawmakers' second visit to the islands since... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, S. Korean MPs Land on Disputed Isle, Prompting Japan Protest, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'VOA NEWS'. Thank you
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