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Kenji Fujii Article 2 of the Treaty of San Francisco and Takeshima –With a Focus on the Negotiation

26 August 2022

Summary

For instance, on page 30 of “Dokdo, Beautiful Island of Korea,” a public relations booklet of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, it is stated: Article 2(a) of the Treaty of Peace with Japan of 1951 provides, “Japan, recognizing the independence of Korea, renounces all right, title and claim to Korea, including the islands of Quelpart, Port Hamilton and Dagelet.” Of Korea’s s. [...] In the course of revisions, the wording of articles related to the renouncement of Korea has been somewhat modified, but, after the draft of June 14,1951, the relevant text stayed the same when the Treaty of San Francisco was finalized. [...] With respect to the Sea of Japan, the line was drawn from a point between Korea and the island of Tsushima in the direction “with the islands of Oki-Retto to the south-east and Take Shima to the north-west,” thereby putting Takeshima out of the areas that Japan would retain territorial sovereignty. [...] 208” (February 17, 1948) in Volume 5 of the Stenographic Records of the Provisional Legislature of the Republic of Korea compiled by the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (May 1999) does not, for reasons unknown, contain the record of deliberation on the demand to recover Tsushima (see pp. [...] government): In the firm belief that justice is the only basis for a lasting peace, the Government of the Republic of Korea requests that a thorough study be given to the territorial status of the Islands of Tsushima.

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