Korean Trawlers Defy Japan over Disputed Islands
Parry, Richard Lloyd, The Independent (London, England)
JAPAN'S TENSE relations with South Korea took a turn for the worse yesterday, when a fleet of Korean trawlers defied warnings and began fishing in disputed waters claimed by Tokyo.
The Korean boats are operating off the Russian-controlled Kurile Islands, which have been the subject of a territorial dispute since they were seized by the Soviet Union after the Second World War. South Korea's decision to send the boats despite protests from Japan marks the latest deterioration in a difficult relationship between the neighbours.
The approach of next year's football World Cup, which will be hosted by the two countries, brought hope that South Korea's traditional …
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Publication information: Article title: Korean Trawlers Defy Japan over Disputed Islands. Contributors: Parry, Richard Lloyd - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: August 1, 2001. Page number: 11. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.