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Liancourt Rocks

The Liancourt Rocks, called Takeshima (竹島; "bamboo island") in Japanese and Dokdo (독도, 獨島; "solitary island") in Korean, are a group of islets in the East Sea (Sea of Japan) whose ownership is disputed between South Korea and Japan. There are valuable fishing grounds around the islets and potentially large reserves of methane clathrate.

The territorial dispute is a major source of nationalist tensions. Korean tourists visit the remote, inhospitable island, in order to show national solidarity. In Japan, schoolchildren are instructed that the islands belong rightfully to Japan, and in 2005 Japanese officials declared "Takeshima Day", to highlight their territorial claim to the islands.

Although the Liancourt Rocks are claimed by both Japan and Korea, the islets are currently administered by the Republic of Korea (South Korea), which has its Korean Coast Guard stationed there.

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