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."



8 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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  6. Dear, Webmaster

    Hello, my name is Victoria (Jungwon) Ok, from Tokyo Korean High School in Japan. Currently, I am actively working as a member of Dokdo Cyber Press of South Korea. I decided to take this time to email your website when I came across an article where Dokdo Island was indicated as the 'Liancourt Rocks'. 

    Dokdo is an island in the east coast of South Korea next to the larger Ulleungdo. The islands are also often miscalled as the Liancourt Rocks, a name given by a French whaling ship, and as Takeshita by the Japanese, who believes this island belongs to them. However, historically, Dokdo has been part of Korean territory since 512 A.D. The problem arose when Japanese started to illegally mark Dokdo Island as their territory. As far as history stretches, it is a fact that Dokdo Island belongs to Korea. 

    I truly understand that you do not want to be involved in historical tension between Korea and Japan over territorial issues. Therefore, I do not ask you much but just to include 'Dokdo Island' next to the name 'Liancourt Rocks' in your article. I believe the usage of the word 'Dokdo Island' and 'Liancourt Rocks' concurrently would not cause you much problem, so I humbly ask for your attention and interest in changing the name. 

    Thank you for taking time to read this email regarding article correction. I look forward to receive a delightful response from you. 



    Yours sincerely,

    Victoria Jungwon Ok

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  7. Victoria Ok,

    I will give you an undelightful response.

    What you should do now is not to ask something to do of the administrator of this blog,but to suspect the false insistence of Korean government,for example,the claim that Takeshima has been part of Korean territory since 512 A.D.

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  8. I am surprised that she has written the island name "Takeshita" from Tokyo Japan.
    She is just being nasty.
    It is not worth a response to her.

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