Japan’s claim over Dokdo reflects its colonial mentality
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Citation of Original PublicationShort, John Rennie."Japan’s Claim Over Dokdo Reflects Its Colonial Mentality." The Korea Times. 1 Sept. 2008. 6 Dec. 2012 <http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/special/2008/09/251_30348.html>.
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In this essay, I want to look at the related issues regarding the debate over the naming of the East Sea/Sea of Japan and the territorial claim over Dokdo islets. Both issues, in their different ways, represent a colonial legacy in a postcolonial world. Their resolution highlights the need for a postcolonial sensitivity and more positive global citizenship.