Japan in Fresh Move Over Dokdo Land Grab

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Tuesday proposed that Japanese media should broadcast weather forecasts for Korea's Dokdo islets, to which Tokyo lodges a flimsy colonial claim.

A committee of the increasingly chauvinistic party agreed to push for the airing of weather forecasts for territories it believes to be under dispute such as Dokdo, the Senkaku or Diaoyu Islands and part of the Kuril Islands, according to the Sankei Shimbun.

The committee also proposed setting aside some of its budget for publicizing the claim to Dokdo.

englishnews@chosun.com / Dec. 18, 2013 13:15 KST