A Municipal Research Building located in Tokyo, Japan is host to an exhibition concerning Japan’s sovereignty over islands claimed by and belonging to Japan. Specifically: the Senkaku Islands and Takeshima. This innocent exhibition has been met with condemnation from Communist China, concern issued by Taiwan, and a demand from South Korea to close down the exhibition.
The Senkaku Islands are uninhabited, however patrolled and protected by the Japanese Coast Guard, and purchased by the Japanese national government.
China claims for the Senkaku Islands started around 1969 / 1970 after it was discovered the islands and surrounding waters possibly maintain large deposits of natural resources. Soon afterwards Taiwan issued a similar claim in an effort not to allow Communist China to be the sole claimant. From 1945 to 1952 during the USA occupation of Japan the islands were used as a bombing range for the U.S. Air Force.
How come Chiang Kai-shek of Taiwan, and Mao Zedong of Communist China did not yell at the USA: “Hey stop that bombing, those are our islands?” Their silence on the USA bombing of those islands is proof ownership did not and does not belong to either of them. Hence their complaints about the exhibition and claims of ownership are vacuous.
Takeshima or as the Koreans call it: Dokdo, are rocks or inlets belonging to Japan, however occupied by South Korea since 1954. Japan claiming ownership in an exhibition in Tokyo does not violate any Japanese or international law / convention. Hence the bellyaching from the South Korean government is laughable.
It is laughable because South Korea is in violation with relationship to Japan of a United Nations Convention and an 2015 agreement made between South Korean President Park and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In the agreement Japan agreed to pay extortion money to South Korea, South Korea agreed to remove the Comfort Women statue placed across the street from the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.
Guess what folks? Japan did pay the extortion money and the Comfort Women statue still sits across the street from the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. In addition a new statue was placed across the street from the Japanese Consulate in Busan, South Korea.
That statue still being there violated the 2015 agreement. The UN Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations, Article 22, Paragraph 2 by allowing Comfort Women statues across the street from the Japanese embassy and Consulate are in violation of this Convention.
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Douglas MacArthur’s telegram about Takeshima / Dokdo on PropagandaBuster’s blog:
Douglas MacArthur’s telegram appeared on this Japanese website:
Related articles of the 2015 Comfort Women agreement between Japan and South Korea:
So-called “Comfort Women” complaining about the deal:
Text of the one-sided agreement:
Link to Texas Daddy store: