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Japan rejects S. Korean protest over territory museum

Tokyo, Jan. 21 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese government Tuesday rejected South Korea’s protest against the reopening of the National Museum of Territory and Sovereignty in Tokyo.

 

“Foreign people unhappy about it should come to see it. There’s nothing fabricated,” Seiichi Eto, minister in charge of territorial issues, said at a press conference, referring to the museum.

 

On Monday, the South Korean foreign ministry said Seoul “strongly protests” the expansion of the museum and urged its closure.

 

The museum has displays related to the Takeshima Islands in Japan’s Shimane Prefecture.

 

Seoul claims that the islands in the Sea of Japan are an integral part of South Korean territory. They are called Dokdo in South Korea.

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