Koreans protest against Japan's territorial claim to disputed islets

2008-07-15 12:20:57 GMT       2008-07-15 20:20:57 (Beijing Time)       Xinhua English

Korean people attend a protest against Japan’s territorial claim to the disputed islets of Dokdo (Japan calls Takeshima) in a guidebook for Japanese middle school, in front of Japan’s embassy in Seoul, South Korea, on July 15, 2008. Both South Korea and Japan claim sovereignty to the islets of Dokdo, that is located some 89 km southeast to South Korea's Uleung Island and 160 km northwest to Japan's Oki Island. South Korea has controlled the Dokdo islets since 1950s. (Xinhua/Xie Chengyu)

A Korean man attends a protest against Japan’s territorial claim to the disputed islets of Dokdo (Japan calls Takeshima) in a guidebook for Japanese middle school, in front of Japan’s embassy in Seoul, South Korea, on July 15, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

Korean people hold slogans attending a protest against Japan’s territorial claim to the disputed islets of Dokdo (Japan calls Takeshima) in a guidebook for Japanese middle school, in front of Japan’s embassy in Seoul, South Korea, on July 15, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

Korean people hold posters attending a protest against Japan’s territorial claim to the disputed islets of Dokdo (Japan calls Takeshima) in a guidebook for Japanese middle school, in front of Japan’s embassy in Seoul, South Korea, on July 15, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

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