Posted March. 16, 2005 22:31,
The measure taken by the Japanese Shimane Prefecture assembly on Takeshima Day is threatening the relationship between Korea and Japan in the Korea-Japan Friendship Year. On March 16, when Shimane Prefecture approved the ordinance, employees at Ulleung-gun and related assembly officials traveled around Ulleungdo, protesting against the Japanese action (top). Japanese rightists in the audience rejoiced after the Shimane Prefecture assembly passed the ordinance.