The Japanese authorities opened a small museum Thursday displaying maps and paperwork to defend its territorial claims towards neighbors South Korea and China.
The Japanese minister in command of territorial points, Tetsuma Esaki, stated it was essential for Japan to enhance how details about disputed islands “is transmitted each internally and externally, in order to make sure as extensively as potential that our claims are understood appropriately.
The Nationwide Museum of Territory and Sovereignty shows replicas of historic paperwork that Japan says present its possession of two units of uninhabited islands, one additionally claimed by China and the opposite by South Korea.
The dispute with China has heated up in recent times, with Chinese language coast guard ships crusing close to the islands and their Japanese counterparts making an attempt to chase them away.
The islands, that are close to Taiwan, are generally known as the Senkaku in Japan and because the Diaoyu in China. Taiwan additionally claims them.
Japan has lengthy feuded with South Korea over one other group of tiny islands within the waters between the 2 nations. Japan calls them Takeshima, and South Korea calls them Dokdo.
South Korea opened a museum in central Seoul in 2012 to again its declare to Dokdo. Guests can stroll round a big three-D mannequin of the island and look at video and computerized content material on the island’s historical past and nature. Video screens present stay footage of the island from a hard and fast digital camera.
The opening of the Japanese museum comes two weeks earlier than Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is about to go to South Korea to satisfy with President Moon Jae-in and attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
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