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GOJ to send official to Takeshima Day ceremony

Jiji Press reported that Minister in charge of Ocean Policy and Territorial Issues Esaki announced today that the GOJ will send Yuhei Yamashita, parliamentary secretary of the Cabinet Office, to a commemorative ceremony for Takeshima Day to be hosted by Shimane Prefecture on Feb. 22. Jiji said this will be the sixth consecutive year for the GOJ to send a parliamentary secretary to the ceremony. According to Jiji, although Minister Esaki himself was invited to the ceremony, he decided not to attend. Esaki was quoted as saying today: “We will continue to examine effective ways to peacefully resolve the Takeshima [Liancourt Rocks] issue.” 

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