The South Korean government and opposition members of "8 - 15" group boarded Dokdo

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The South Korean government and opposition members of "8 - 15" group boarded Dokdo

2016-08-16 13:26:02 221 ℃

[Asia Pacific daily news] (Hu Ruoyu) from the South Korean ruling and opposition parties 10 nations conference member in the 15 Day Independence Day Tour boarded Dokdo (Japan called "Takeshima"), the declaration of sovereignty. The Japanese government lodged a strong protest.

South Korean government on the day of the Japanese parliament members visited the Yasukuni shrine is deeply concerned and regret. And South Korean President Park in the same day in the "8· 15" speech for the first time did not urge the Japanese to solve the comfort women issue.

After a lapse of three years

Visiting the islands of the South Korean lawmakers from the ruling of the new national party, the largest opposition party, the Democratic Party and the second largest opposition party, the national party. The leader of the new National Party members, the former chairman of the Committee on the unification of foreign affairs Luo Qingyuan.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, in accordance with the schedule of the, the senators helicopter day to Dokdo, visited Dokdo guard, and day visit to Dokdo multiple Guardian Dokdo members of civic groups to communicate.

A group of South Korean lawmakers on board Dokdo, was exactly three years ago. Support cross party parliamentary group had intended to last "8· Guardian Dokdo; 15" after landing on the island, but due to bad weather and give up.

Luo Qingyuan said, this trip to reaffirm Korea Dokdo sovereignty over Dokdo, is one of the members of "natural" activities. "In the hope that in the future there will be more of this kind of", she Yonhap accepted a telephone interview said, Congress necessary to protect Dokdo give more attention and support. "

The same day, South Korea Chungnam Taean chief executive Han Xiangji, also appeared the Dokdo, a block from South Korea to the southwest of the island of stone give wide is North Ulleung County Sheriff Cui Zhuri (sound), to swear sovereignty over Dokdo in Korea. Dokdo in the administrative divisions to Ulleung County jurisdiction.

Don't protest

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary suga 15 days on routine press conference said, Japan Republic of Korea Mr move "totally unacceptable", South Korea regardless of Japan to protest, insisted on Staten Island, make Japan "extremely regrettable.

"We immediately lodged a strong protest against the South Korean government and asked to prevent such incidents from happening again," he said.

Japan's Kyodo News reported that the Japanese Ministry of foreign affairs previously through diplomatic channels called for South Korea to cancel the landing plan. And Luo Qingyuan said at the time, the Japanese protest is not even worth responding. "Japan (Dokdo) territorial claims are meaningless, access will be planned."

Luo Qingyuan headlining the "Congress Dokdo access group 12 said, in Japan will continue to advocate the sovereignty of Dokdo, in the 71" Independence Day "is approaching, landed on the island to all national show guardian of the territory of the country will. "To let the people know the will to defend our territory and to inspire patriotism," Luo Qingyuan said before boarding the island.

The Japanese government in released earlier this month in 2016 the defense white paper "claims Dokdo as Japanese territory, according to Yonhap said, this is Japanese for the 12th consecutive year in defense white paper on Dokdo proposed claims.

Dokdo is located in the eastern coast of the Korean Peninsula, an area of about 0.18 square kilometers. South Korea, North Korea and Japan all claim sovereignty over the island. The island has been the actual control of Korea since 1953.

To criticize the ghosts"

"8· 15" is the anniversary of the liberation of South Korea to celebrate the liberation of the Japanese colonial rule, but also the unconditional surrender of Japan. This year, this day, Japan has a large number of members of the collective visit to the Yasukuni Shrine honors class a war criminals of the Yasukuni Shrine, Prime Minister Abe Shinzo to the Yasukuni Shrine worship.

South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao JUNHE day in a statement said, the Japanese government and Congress, a major political figures to beautify the Japanese history of aggression of the Yasukuni Shrine dedicated to worship fees or visit, the fact that the South Korean government "deep concern and regret".

"We urge the Japanese politicians to face up to history, and to show their humility and repentance and positive demand for the history of Japan by acting with them," said Zhao Junhe.

Still to ease

Although South Korean lawmakers board Dokdo again lead Japan to protest, according to Agence France Presse said, South Korean President Park Geun hye day still in the nationally televised "8· 15" speech in Japan issued the relaxation signal.

Pu Jinhui on the relationship between Korea and Japan, said the two countries should face up to the history of the situation in the future to build a relationship oriented.

Yonhap noted that Pu Jinhui did not say "strong words" in the history of the problem, show the relations between the two countries is improving. Kyodo News noted that Pu Jinhui in this year's speech did not like in previous years, urged Japan to solve the comfort women issue.

Yonhap quoted as saying, park Geun hye, South Korea does not need no marginal expectation, and should be according to the reality of the calm judgment, creative thinking. It may be intended to appeal to the South Korean people to accept South Korea and Japan in December last year, completely solve the problem of "comfort women" agreement.

The governments of South Korea and Japan last December 28, announced on the issue of "comfort women" reach "final and irreversible" solution: Abe to name of the Prime Minister of Japan to the victims of the "comfort women" apology, Japan through the financial allocations to the ROK established Victims Assistance Fund to provide 10 billion yen ($830 million); if the Japanese side to earnestly fulfill the above commitments, the ROK will confirm the issue of "comfort women" get the "final solution".

However, the Japanese side stressed that the assistance fund is funded by Japan and South Korea cooperation projects, not the state compensation". Although the Japanese government has admitted responsibility on the issue of comfort women, but did not expressly assume legal responsibility. As a condition, South Korea in the future may not be in the United Nations and other international occasions on the comfort women issue of criticism of japan. Japan has asked South Korea to move the non-governmental organizations set up in the Japanese Embassy in front of the "comfort women" memorial statue.

South Korean comfort women victims refused to accept the comfort women issue agreement, South Korea's opposition parties and some private groups have also criticized the agreement. On the 14th of this month, South Korean "comfort women victims support group in Japan's embassy in Seoul held a gathering of 1500 people, calling for the abolition of the" humiliation "of the agreement.

Kyodo News Agency reported that the 90 year old former comfort women Jin Futong at the rally, said: This is the consensus of the unauthorized. We haven't discussed it with us. Andouble did not apologize, can not forgive." (Xinhua special feature)