The Understanding of the United States Government Regarding the Geography of Takeshima Immediately A
5 April 2022
(2) Views of the governments of Japan and the Republic of Korea on the treatment of Takeshima in the San Francisco Peace Treaty Research carried out over many years by Takashi Tsukamoto, a former professor at Tokai University, has already made clear the treatment of Takeshima in the San Francisco Peace Treaty.8 The views of the Japanese government are given as follows on the website of the Ministr. [...] 3) In a note dated January 7, 1959, outlining the “Views of the government of the Republic of Korea, in rebuttal of the views of the government of Japan regarding Dokdo of September 20, 1956,” Korea wrote: SCAPIN 677 explicitly treats Dokdo separately from the “adjacent smaller islands,” and since Japanese territory was limited to the [main islands and] adjacent smaller islands in the basic policy. [...] We can confirm the current views of the Korean government regarding the San Francisco Peace Treaty via the informational internet page “Dokdo, Beautiful Island of Korea,” hosted on the official website of the Korean Ministry for Foreign Affairs.13 The section “Why Dokdo is Korean Territory” contains the following account of the “Conclusion of the Treaty of Peace with Japan”: “The Treaty of Peace w. [...] 2 “USAF JET NAVIGATION CHART, (JN-25), YELLOW SEA,” 9-54, 1st EDITION (Showing the vicinity of Ulleungdo, Takeshima, and Oki Islands) 【Collection of the National Archives of the United States】 12 The map has a scale of 1:2,000,000, and shows the western part of the Japanese archipelago, the Korean Peninsula, eastern China, the Russian Far East, and Mongolia (Fig. [...] There is no marking to indicate international boundaries in the vicinity of Takeshima, where the only text is the Western (French) name of “Liancourt Rocks,” the number 515 indicating the elevation of the highest point in feet, and the warning “Danger Area,” presumably indicating the presence of a US military training area (Fig.