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May 6, 2011

Topic : Korea-Japan Dispute Dok-do

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 2:39 am

-Group 6 Class 61-

Topic : Korea-Japan Dispute Dok-do

-glossary-
possession : (noun) the act or state of owning or holding something
betray : (verb) to act in a way that is contrary to a promise made
geography : (noun) the study of all the physical features of the Earth’s surface, including its climate and the distribution of plant, animal, and human life
contradiction : (noun) something that has aspects that are illogical or inconsistent with each other
dilemma : (noun) a situation in which somebody must choose one of two or more unsatisfactory alternatives
protest : (verb) to express strong disapproval of or disagreement with something
deploy : (verb) to position troops, weapons, or resources in a specific area in readiness for action, or take up position in this way
platoon : (noun) a subdivision of a company of soldiers, usually led by a lieutenant and consisting of two to three sections or squads of ten to twelve people
defend : (verb) to protect somebody or something from attack, harm, or danger
territory : (noun) a geographic area that is owned and controlled by a government or country

-Text-

These days, “Dispute of Dok-do possession right” is a hot topic our presentation is about it. An Earth occurred in Japan. Korea supported Japan But They betrayed and claimed possession of Dok-do. Why does Japan claim it?

Japanese have claimed they occupied Dok-do island before Koreans, in the 16th century. But Koreans have documents that say that Koreans occupied Dok-do in the 4th century and recorded about Dok-do’s geography in the 15th century

Japanese have claimed Dok-do is an uninhabited island and they occupied Dok-do in 1905. But this claiming and first claiming are a contradiction. They fall into a dilemma for themselves.

Korean have tried a lot of things to keep possession of Dok-do. In advertisements in the wall street Journal, phrases like “Dok-do” and “East Sea” were used. However, some Japanese protested against this.

The korean government has deployed coast polic guard around Dok-do since 1954. Dokdo’s coast police guard consist of one platoon, living on Dok-do and observing the coast and defending Dok-do from foreign enemies.

The Korean government has enhanced Korean historical education greatly, including about Dok-do and especially they are teaching students that anyone claim their territory but Dok-do is our territory.

-reference-
[1] : http://dokdo.kcg.go.kr
[2] : http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/jp.html#mer
[3] : http://ask.nate.com/knote/view.html?num=1152402
[4] : http://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/kaidan/photo/index.html
[5] : http://news.donga.com/Enter_List/3/09/20110426/36697901/1
[6] : http://dokdo.kcg.go.kr
[7] : http://world.kbs.co.kr/korean/news/news_zoom_detail.htm?No=6166

-Discussion Question-
1. Would you like to visit Dok-do? Why or why not?

–> Would you like to visit Dok-do? Why or why not?

2. Are you interested in the Dok-do controversy? Why or why not?

–> Are you interested in the Dok-do controversy? Why or why not?

3. Have you seen advertisements about Dok-do? where?

–> Have you seen advertisements about Dok-do? Where?

4. What do you Think is an effective way to advertise about Dok-do? Why?

–> What do you think is an effective way to advertise about Dok-do? Why?

-Group Member-
1. 신 지성 : typing, text, references, discussion questions, picture
2. 이 택성 : text, discussion questions, glossary
3. 송 광평 : text, translation, discussion question, glossary
4. 김 종록 : text, discussion questions, glossary

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Teacher’s Note:

I have chosen the following three vocabulary items to be on Written Test #2:

1. geography: (noun) the study of all the physical features of the Earth’s surface, including its climate and the distribution of plant, animal, and human life

2. dilemma : (noun) a situation in which somebody must choose one of two or more unsatisfactory alternatives

3. deploy: (verb) to position troops, weapons, or resources in a specific area in readiness for action, or take up position in this way

I have chosen the following discussion question to be on the Final Speaking Test.

– Are you interested in the Dok-do controversy? Why or why not?

Remember to stress it properly.

– Are you interested in the Dok-do controversy? Why or why not?

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