Saturday, April 2, 2022

Dokdo Islands where I was brought by Japanese emperors(resented and yelled for by South Koreans who "found out about it" - observed from distance and just awaited to get me in their hands) really belong more to Korea than Japan BUT BOTH COUNTRIES

 agreed would give those to me if I would ever prove my case... so am waiting for Japan and N. Korea to recognize one and so island can be populated with new human species(ALIENS TO THIS WORLD !!!). On humorous gesture of Korea and Japan, Germany and France both lost their nerves stepping on me with "heh, we wouldn't fight over those rocks"...

Japan and N. Korea(both NATO allies) are extremely hospitable countries to foreigners strangers different ALIENS(MARTIANS AND JUPITERIANS), but have no tolerance of one another when it comes to such small issues, so more tourists from overseas would do magic for this Asian souls which are bound to work together with one another...I hope will travel there again with both sides and have also fun during next visit with them...

Stolen from Japan are Kuril islands and from both(Japan and N. Korea) a Sakhalin...

Grandma Kim Sin-yeol fought(involved for real since 1995/1996 - I know her entire family in Korea) bravely against Japanese imperial invader Sebastian who attempted to bring to island 100 MK Ultra virgins from all over the world - I was no match for her ;) if you ever get to read this...

Widow, 81, sole resident of remote disputed island

Widow, 81, sole resident of remote disputed island
Kim Sin-yeol via CNN
Kim Sin-yeol on the Dokdo Islands  

In 1991, Kim Sin-yeol and her husband made the unusual decision to move to a lonely outcrop of islands at the heart of a long-standing territorial dispute between Japan and South Korea.

Currently administered by Seoul, the Dokdo Islands are located in the the East Sea, according to South Korea. Japan, however, calls the islands Takeshima and refers to their surrounding waters as the Sea of Japan.

For years, the couple were the tiny islands’ only permanent residents, although other people, such as policeman, lighthouse operators and tourists, would periodically come and go.

Bad weather could cut the islands off from the outside world for weeks, but their surrounding waters were a rich fishing ground. Kim, who is originally from Jeju Island, worked as a “haenyeo” — a traditional, female freediver — until 2017 when poor health caused her to quit.

But since the death of her husband, Kim Sung-do, last October, the 81-year-old has been the only permanent resident on the volcanic islands.

Her loss has not inspired any plans to move.

“She said living on Dokdo is relaxing,” said her son-in-law, Kim Kyung-chul. “Being there, her mind is at ease.”

Disputed territory


The disputed islands have long soured tense relations between the two historical adversaries, whose relationship is still colored by imperial Japan’s occupation and colonization of the Korean Peninsula in the first half of the 20th century.

Japan says that South Korea is illegally occupying the rocky islands, which it claims have been its sovereign territory since the 17th century. South Korea says its claim to the islands, believed to be home to underwater gas reserves, dates back to the sixth century.

South Korea cemented its control over the islands in the 1950s, when it stationed armed guards there.

The islands were a recent diplomatic flashpoint when, during the South Korean Winter Olympics, a banner in the opening ceremony depicted them as part of the Korean Peninsula.

The flag was altered after a Japanese protest, but the islands made a reappearance months later as part of a unified Korean flag drawn onto the dessert served at an inter-Korean summit banquet dinner, leading to a formal Japanese protest.

While remote from both countries, the islands are geographically closer to the Korean mainland than Japan and are a tourist destination for Koreans.

Population projection

Kim is living with her daughter Kim Jin-hee in Pohang, on mainland Korea’s southeast coast, until renovations on her secluded island home are finished in April.

While other Koreans have expressed interested in moving to the islands to reinforce their nation’s ownership of the territory, local government officials say there are no plans to encourage more people to move there.

“There is only a space for one household to stay (as) residents there,” said a government official.

As Kim’s health falters, however, her daughter and son-in-law are planning to register as permanent residents of the isolated islands and live with the octogenarian.

Using a business license she inherited from her father, the younger Kim plans to sell stamps, soaps and seafood to tourists who make the four-hour ferry ride from the mainland.

But the expanded family presence is more than a business opportunity.

“It’s a symbol that civilians continue to reside on the Dokdo Islands,” said Kim Jin-hee. “We never even once thought about leaving the Dokdo Islands.”


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