Police will drastically strengthen their vigilance around the Dokdo Islets for fear of a landing attempt by Japanese extremists.
National Police Commissioner General Kim Ki-yong told reporters on Monday, "We decided to carry out drills every day to repel any possible Japanese attempt to land on Dokdo. Previously, the drills were carried out once a week. We'll also dispatch more radar monitoring staff."
He said any Japanese right-wingers or politicians who attempt to land on Dokdo and elude the islets' defenses "will be arrested under the Immigration Law and handed over to the coast guard," Kim warned.
Police also plan to immediately dispatch reinforcements from Ulleung Island and airlift commandoes from the Daegu Regional Police Agency to Dokdo by helicopter in case any Japanese activists attempt to land on the islets.
Tokyo maintains a dubious claim to the Korean islets that has recently gained enormous significance in Japanese domestic politics.