Dokdo, Remeber the name

From an outsider’s perspective, the Dokdo conflict may seem like a territory dispute over an island. However, Dokdo is a constant reminder to the people of Korea what the Japanese war has taken from them.

Korea wants to remember the name Dokdo because it was the first Korean territory whose name was stolen by Japan. Japan annexed Dokdo and changed its name to Takeshima. By taking advantage of Dokdo, Japan defeated Russia.

Dokdo

 

Korea started to lose more than names.

1. Daehan Jeguk (The Korean empire) lost its name

The flag of Daehan Jeguk source: cafe.daum

The flag of Daehan Jeguk source: cafe.daum

2. Japan Assassinated Empress Myeongseong

 

Empress Myeongseong, Korea's Last empress

Empress Myeongseong, Korea’s Last empress

3. Two hundred Asian women (Comfort Women) lost their names and youths.

 

 

A monument for Comfort Women in Seoul, Korea

A monument for Comfort Women in Seoul, Korea

Nobel literature laureate Oe Kenzaburo on September 28, 2012 said “To the Korean people Dokdo is a symbol of Japanese aggression and colonial rule”. The Korean people are committed to protecting Dokdo. Japan still refuses to atone for its wrongdoing and Korea is determined to protect Dokdo’s sovereignty. Japan does not want “Dokdo” to be remembered, but Korea will never forget Dokdo.

Dokdo, where you can see the sunrise first in Korea.

Dokdo, where you can see the sunrise first in Korea.

 

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