Dokdo is a small island, namely a pair of small islands grouped closely together. With weak growth, these jagged remnants of an extinct volcano supported the family of a local fisherman and a contingent of police officers in South Korea. They also are at the center of a controversy between the historical and geographical South Korea and Japan.Seoul controls this island that he called Dokdo, it said in a Stratfor analysis. According to the analysis, Tokyo, however, disputed this claim and found it necessary to turn to find another name for the island, namely Takeshima. Despite the controversy, the visit to Dokdo Island is not hard, just take time. “Night Train arrived in Seoul Jeongdongjin, on the east coast of South Korea, with a half hour before sunrise. Thus, it was easy to see how soldiers lined up along the beach patrol performed in the morning, although I was more than 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the demilitarized zone in the south of Gangneung city. This was the place where in 1996 a North Korean submarine reached the ground and stuck. The crew tailored and soil conditions, eluding South Korean forces for more than a month, “reports Stratfor.
The difference between an island and a stone At present, South Korea undoubtedly controls Dokdo, but Japan is challenging the legality of this occupation. Also under discussion is the idea that a set of islands, indeed, is an island or simply a collection of stones. “The difference between an island and a stone may be open to question, but it contains important economic and political implications. With ample fishing activities and high expectations to oil reserves, natural gas and minerals submarine, this is far from frivolous litigation or simply reflects centuries of animosity and fierce nationalism. Here is added the economic aspect. Maritime Agreements provide that an island should be visible above the surface and must be habitable or capable of sustaining economic activity. The name of the island is provided with the consent of 12 nautical miles and an EEZ of 322 kilometers. A stone must also be visible above the water, but not economine should support activities nor to have the resources to be inhabited. A stone falls into an area of 12 nautical miles, but it has an exclusive economic zone, “writes Stratfor. Dokdo island there is a small population, but water resources and food (except seafood) are imported. South Korea says this proves that it is habitable. Others disagree with this interpretation.