Korean Islands, Korean territory, Dokdo, Tokdo | MOFA Republic of Korea


Q&A on Dokdo

How is the Republic of Korea exercising its sovereignty over Dokdo?

The Republic of Korea holds legislative, administrative and judicial jurisdiction over Dokdo.

  • First, a Korean police force is stationed on Dokdo, patrolling the island.
  • Second, the Korean military defends the waters and skies of Dokdo.
  • Third, various laws and regulations including those specific to Dokdo have been enacted and implemented.
  • Fourth, a lighthouse and other government facilities have been established and are in operation on Dokdo.
  • Fifth, Korean civilians are residing on Dokdo.

The government of the Republic of Korea will continue to protect the territorial integrity of Dokdo