Tokyo Olympics: calls grow in South Korea to boycott Games over island dispute with Japan – South China Morning Post

Tokyo Olympics: calls grow in South Korea to boycott Games over island dispute with Japan – South China Morning Post

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South Korea is facing mounting pressure to boycott the Tokyo Olympics over an official map that marks a group of disputed islets as Japan’s territory.

The Korea-controlled Dokdo islets, which Japan claims and calls Takeshima, are indicated with a barely discernible dot on a map of the Olympic torch relay route found on the International Olympic Committee’s website.

On Monday, South Korea’s ruling Democratic Party “strongly” urged Tokyo to amend the map and lambasted the IOC for applying a…Read More

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