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Problems Of Contiguity, Natural Unity, And Ancient Original Title To Islands With Special Reference To Dokdo

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This chapter examines the problem of the two disputed islands known collectively as Dokdo to the Korean nation, as Takeshima to Japan, and, at one time, as Liancourt Rocks to the Western world. The existence of a dispute between the Republic of Korea and Japan regarding sovereignty over this pair of islands is well known as are the various claims made by the two parties regarding sovereignty over Dokdo. The attempt at encapsulation of the main arguments of the two states is necessary as it provides perspective and this helps in following the general contours of the arguments of the parties, Japan and Korea. The facts stated in the chapter indicates that a large number of legal issues attend the dispute over Dokdo. The purpose of this chapter is to scrutinize and apply a frequently overlooked aspect of the Dokdo/Takeshima problem, namely geographical propinquity as a root of title.

Keywords: Dokdo; Japan; Korea; Takeshima



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