April 7, 2015 – Opinion: “Effective control over Dokdo islets in response to Japan’s action” (Dong-A Ilbo)

“Japan is still distorting historical facts around the territory this year, the 50th anniversary of the normalized ties between Korea and Japan. If Japan really wanted to improve the bilateral relationship, it shouldn`t have done this. Against this backdrop, the Korean government should seriously consider restarting the construction of a safety center and breakwater project, which it postponed due to the backlash from Japan in November last year. If the government cannot stop Japan’s claim over the disputed islands, it must take a step in the right direction to safeguard our territory with a decisive action.”