Sunday, February 21, 2016

Takeshima Day

February 22nd is Takeshima Memorial Day. Shimane Prefecture holds the memorial event every year. It causes some conflicts every time. Japanese nationalists and Korean activists will gather on the day and they will shout out each other. 
Takeshima islands have been illegally occupied by Korea since 1952. Korean army attacked Japanese fishing boats. They killed and injured 44 Japanese. Finally, 328 ships and 3929 Japanese citizens were caught by Korean soldiers. Article 9 of constitution didn't work since the Korean military's actions to the islands. 
There are no evidence that Korean government has the rights to Takeshima islands. 
I hope the ceremony will end peacefully and someday the islands return to Japan.
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