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The Liancourt Rocks, known as Dokdo (or Tokto,  literally "solitary island") in Korean, as Takeshima (literally "bamboo island") in Japanese.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Caught Between Two Allies: The United States and the Japan/South Korea Island Dispute of Takeshima/Dokdo

Thu., Dec. 13, 2012 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

For decades, Japan and South Korea have had a dispute over a small group of islands that are almost midway between the two countries. The Japanese name for the islands is Takeshima while South Korea calls them Dokdo. There are many island disputes in Asia, but this one is unique because it involves two U.S. allies. This seminar will explore the history of U.S. involvement in the dispute and any possible role Washington might be able to play to settle or manage the matter.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.