Looking to the historical record

  • 2012-11-28
  • Ambassador-designate of Japan to the Republic of Latvia Toshiyuki Taga
Our attention is drawn to the article on November 15, written by Mr. Song Tao, China’s Vice Foreign Minister in charge of European Affairs.There are some factual errors in his account on the Senkaku Islands, to which he refers as Diaoyu Islands.He claims that the islands were stolen by Japan during the “first Sino-Japanese war,” but his argument is completely unfounded.From 1885, surveys of the islands had been thoroughly conducted by the government of Japan. Through these surveys, it was confirmed that the islands had showed no trace of having been under the...
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