竹島問題の歴史

1.6.08

1996 CIA Map of Japan

Below is a administrative map of Japan made by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 1996. The map is housed in the United States Library of Congress.

Notice that the map shows "Liancourt Rocks" (Dokdo/Takeshima) as part of Japan's Shimane Prefecture (37), without any mention of Korea's claim on them. In contrast, Japan's northern islands are described on the map as, "Occupied by the Soviet Union in 1945, administered by Russia, claimed by Japan."



5 comments:

  1. dokdo-takeshima.com1/6/08 16:37

    Erm......So?

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  2. Thank you, Gerry

    We actually knew about this map for a while, but I didn't know it is stored in U.S. Congress Library. The map like this produced by American governmental authority backs up American official decision of Takeshima to be Japanese territory since 1950's further.

    By the way, I found Alabama University has many old east-Asian maps. It is interesting to see not only Japanese but Western mapmaker continuously wrongfully mapped Argonaut as Take(Tako)shima near Choson and many of them made Matsushima(Ulleundo) and Liancourt Rocks to be Japanese territory.

    http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/asia/eastasia2.html

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  3. Hi Kaneganese,

    I am sure there are many other copies of the 1996 map, but the one I posted was one I found on the Library of Congress site.

    Thank you, Kaneganese. I was surprised to see that the Univ. of Alabama had such a large collection of old maps.

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  4. Gerry.

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/graphics/maps/newmaps/ks-map.gif

    here's cia map of korea




    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/graphics/maps/large/ja-map.gif

    and japan



    you can see now, they both include dok-do..

    and USA's position has explicitly been confirmed. right?

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  5. Hi ace_ventura,

    I can see now, they both include the Sea of Japan..


    November 5, 1952

    ”It appears that the Department has taken the position that these rocks belong to Japan and has so informed the Korean Ambassador in Washington. ”
    http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Confidential_Security_Information_about_Liancourt_Rocks

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