Japanese government “unacceptable” request to ‘delete Dokdo from Tokyo Olympic map’

The Japanese government has said that it cannot accommodate the South Korean side’s request to remove Dokdo, which is marked as Japanese territory on the map of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee website.

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato asserted that “Takeshima is clearly an indigenous territory of Japan, both in light of historical facts and under international law, and South Korea’s claim is completely unacceptable.”

“Based on our determination to continue to resolutely protect our territory, territorial waters and airspace, we want to respond to the Takeshima issue in a calm and resolute manner,” he added.

Regarding the possibility that South Korea will not participate in the Games if Japan does not delete Dokdo, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato said, “I know that the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee of each country will decide on the dispatch of the athletes.”

In a Facebook post yesterday (27th), former Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon said, “I strongly urge the Japanese government to immediately remove the mark of Dokdo.” will do it,” he said.

Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested the Japanese side through diplomatic channels to delete Dokdo, which was marked as Japanese territory on the organizing committee website, but the Japanese government refused.

(Photo = provided by Professor Seo Kyung-duk, Yonhap News)


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