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ROK parliamentarians may visit Liancourt Rocks

Most Sunday papers wrote that nine South Korean legislators are planning to land on the Liancourt Rocks (Takeshima) on Monday to celebrate the country’s independence from Japan’s colonial rule in 1945. The papers said the GOJ has already lodged a protest with the ROK government and urged that they cancel the trip. Sankei warned that if the trip is carried out, it is bound to have adverse effects on Seoul-Tokyo rapprochement, which is picking up momentum following the agreement on Japan’s contribution to the comfort women foundation. According to this morning’s Sankei, the Korean politicians on Sunday dismissed Japan’s protest as “rude,” saying that they will go ahead with the visit no matter what.   

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