August 09, 2017 09:54
Seoul on Tuesday denounced Tokyo's renewed sovereignty claim to Korea's easternmost Dokdo islets.
Japan restates the flimsy colonial-era claim in its annual defense white paper for the 13th consecutive year.
The Foreign Ministry here summoned Koichi Mizushima, a minister at the Japanese Embassy, to lodge a formal complaint. In a statement, Korea strongly called for Tokyo to withdraw the claim from the white paper immediately.
Earlier in the same day, the Defense Ministry also summoned Kyosuke Tsushima, Japan's defense attaché, to lodge a complaint.
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