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REGIONAL NEWS: Russia Times' "Crosstalk" Discusses the regional implications of the island disputes amoung regional powers

The China-Japan island dispute is mounting. What is this growing dispute really about? The rise of China or the insecurity of Japan? Is it a resource grab? A...
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South Korean Soccer chief apologizes for handling of 'Dokdo' celebration aftermath

South Korean Soccer chief apologizes for handling of 'Dokdo' celebration aftermath | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it

The Bronze Medal Olympic soccer match between Japan and Korea fell during the anniversary of Korean's Independence Day.  A few Japan fans waved Japan Imperial War Flags.  After winning the game, a South Korean soccer player grabbed a political sign from a fan claiming that Dokdo Island is Korean Territory.  Political signs are against the rules in the Olympics.  Some say that this is the biggest political message by an Olympic athletes since the Black Power fists in the Mexican Games in the 1960s.

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Google's Dokdo Blunder Could Have Been Prevented

Google has spent considerable resources in the last 18 months to befriend Korea.  Koreans are not happy that Google recently removed a Korean address from Google Maps for a disputed island between Korea and Japan.

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Korean President Visits Dokdo Island

Korean President Visits Dokdo Island | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it

In the past week, Korean citizens swam to Dokdo to bring attention to the conflict between Korean and Japan regarding this island.  Also, South Korean president, Lee Myung Bak unveiled a monument claiming the islands as Korean territory.  It has been an eventful week surrounding the anniversary of Korea's independence day from Japan.

Here is a short article from a Japanese newspaper

 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120820a9.html

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