March 02, 2009 12:50
A wooden board which labels the Dokdo islets as Korean territory has been found in Japan.
According to the Sankei Shimbun, it was made in the 19th century and is due to be sold at auction next month. The plate says that the Dokdo islets belong to Chosun, the name of Korea at the time, and that sailing to the area is prohibited.
The Japanese media insist the islets mentioned on the board are in fact Ulleung Island, not Dokdo.
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