Japan complains over S. Korea's military exercise around Dokdo Island: Report

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Published on 28 Dec 2019, 4:48
日외무성, 한국군 독도방어훈련에 "매우 유감" 항의
Japan's foreign ministry has reportedly expressed deep regret over a South Korean military exercise that was held on Friday around Korea's easternmost island of Dokdo.
The Japan-based Kyodo News Agency reported the ministry's head of Asian and Oceanian affairs, Shigeki Takizaki( ) raised the complaint.
He called the South Korean embassy in Japan... saying the exercise was unacceptable and he falsely stated that based on historic facts and international law... Takeshima, Japan's name for Dokdo... is Japanese territory.
A South Korean government official confirmed a regular exercise led by the Navy was conducted to strengthen the nation's defense capabilities,... the second such exercise this year.
Due to unfavorable weather conditions,... the military conducted a simulated command post exercise... scaled-down from the previous exercise in August.

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