Since the emergence of Hashimoto Ryutaro Administration, Japan has reinforced the 「Expansion」 policy and tends to deny that the historical invasion policy and war were unlawful.
Japan insists that its attempt to take over Dokdo in 1905 is justified by the International Law.?
This implies that Japan believes its plundering the diplomatic rights of the Korean Empire in October 1905 and the territories of Korea in 1910 is also justified by the International Law of that time.
Japanese politicians and the Japanese Democratic Party are constantly making thoughtless remarks and even declare 「Acquisition of Dokdo」 as a public pledge in election campaigns.
The fact that Japan listed 「peaceful realization」 of Dokdo ownership as one of their diplomatic goals in 1997 shows that the Japanese Government has succeeded the old imperialistic policies and established the neo-imperialistic diplomatic policies.
Why does the Korean Government not take strong positions to protect Dokdo? A Korean diplomat once said, 『Japan's public pledge and policies are just declared to prevent social conflicts and we would better not be too sensitive about it.』
The diplomatic officials of Korea and Japan had promised not to mention ownership of Dokdo at the Korea-Japan Summit Talk in Betbu, but Prime Minister Hashimoto of Japan broke this promise.
According to the historical records of Korea and Japan, it is 100% certain
that Dokdo is a Korean territory.
If Korea has a strong position toward Dokdo, the Government must have more active measures to react.
Furthermore, 10 cars of an organization that supports the Japanese Democratic Party surrounded the Summit Talk site and protested to 「Recover Dokdo (Jukdo in Japanese)」. Certain diplomats in Korea must wake up and face the reality.
According to the historical records of Korea and Japan, it is 100% certain that Dokdo is a Korean territory. Many interested scholars in Japan also know this． Korea must be firm and determined concerning ownership issues, such as Dokdo and military sexual slavery. We must confront Japan's expansion policy to correct the serious trade imbalance and block low-quality culture to keep Korea stand firm as an independent state.
If Korea has a strong position toward Dokdo, the Government must have more active measures to react. Japan knows that this is not the best time to make Dokdo an issue. This is why Japan is continuously making minimal remarks about its ownership to make this issue a culture. When the time comes, Japan will make a strong clear attempt to conquer Dokdo.
We must protect the territories of Korea that have been inherited by Korean ancestors and must be inherited to the next generations.
When the international society undergoes a great transition and outer states cannot focus on this issue between Korea and Japan, Japan would officially declare that Dokdo and the surrounding waters are Japan's territories' and try to be aggressive to take it over. Then, they would locate the naval forces around Dokdo and confront Korea's naval forces.
They would use military capacities to settle the army in Dokdo to conquer it or globally declare that Dokdo is Japan's territory. In this process, Japan would use local fishermen and extreme right organizations to gather public opinions that support their actions. They would also block Korean fishermen and bring Japanese fishermen to start catching fish around Dokdo.
In addition, Japan would make decisions to utilize and develop Dokdo in any way they like. They would intentionally ignore the complaints of the Korean Government and people.
Japan might justify their action and blame Korea for not being prepared or having stronger power to react (this is true as of today). However, we cannot surrender. We cannot lose the valuable land that has been inherited by our ancestors. We must protect what we have when we cannot have more. In order to do so, we have the determination to beautify and protect our land with our own hands.