Japan complains over Seoul marine survey in disputed waters

松野長官「到底受け入れられない」 日本のEEZ内で韓国船が海洋調査

The Star -- May 30
Japan lodged a complaint Monday over a South Korean ship that was conducting a marine survey in waters near Japanese-claimed islands controlled by Seoul.

Government spokesperson Hirokazu Matsuno said it was “totally unacceptable” that a South Korean research ship was spotted trailing what appeared to be a cable near the islands, which Japan calls Takeshima and South Korea calls Dokdo.

Matsuno said Tokyo did not receive any prior request from Seoul for such research.

“We strongly demand this stop immediately,” he said.

He said the two sides held talks about the incident but both reiterated their previous claims to the territory.

In Seoul, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said it cannot accept the Japanese complaint. It called the survey a legitimate act conducted in line with domestic and international law.

May 30 (FNNプライムオンライン) - 島根県の竹島周辺の日本のEEZ(排他的経済水域)の内側で、韓国の船が行った海洋調査について、松野官房長官は30日午前、「到底受け入れられない」と非難した。  ...continue reading

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