Dokdo, the First Victim of Japan’s Aggression Against the Korean Peninsula
06. “An Incident Has Occurred,” Daehan Maeil Shinbo (May 1, 1906)
Daehan Maeil Shinbo
“An Incident Has Occurred,” Daehan Maeil Shinbo (May 1, 1906)
An Incident Has Occurred.
Uldo County (Ulleungdo) Magistrate Sim Heung-taek reported to the Ministry of Internal Affairs that a group of Japanese officials had visited the county and claimed that Dokdo, which belongs to the county, was a Japanese dominion and that they had gone here and there and taken a census of the population and a survey of farmland. The Ministry instructed that it would not be entirely unusual that they roamed the area and took a census since they were sightseeing, but it is entirely groundless for them to refer to Dokdo as a Japanese dominion, and thereby, the report left them shocked.
* Daehan Maeil Shinbo or The Korea Daily News was a newspaper first published in July 1904.