Japanese translations

Work 2015

Disputed Islands (2): Takeshima

November 2015

Client: Cabinet Secretariat (through JTC)

The second in the “disputed islands” series was Takeshima, claimed by both Japan and South Korea (which calls the islands “Dokdo”). Like the Senkaku Islands, these are little more than craggy rocks sticking out of the sea. But unlike the Senkaku Islands, which are largely deserted, Takeshima is actually occupied by South Korean troops. Shoring up Japan’s claim is a history of use by a Japanese entrepreneur as a base for hunting Japanese sea lions (thanks to which, they are now extinct). The translation ran to 18,300 words and will eventually be posted on the Takeshima Archives Portal.

Senkaku Diaoyu Tiaoyu Islands