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Japan’s claim to Okinotori Atoll as island rejected by the U.N.

May 18th, 2012 1 comment

Japan's claim to Okinotori Atoll as island rejected by the U.N.

Japan’s claim to Okinotori Atoll as island was recently rejected by the U.N. Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS). If succeeded, Japan would be entitled to a continental shelf and an EEZ covering more than 100,000 square kilometers. Following is a report translated by People’s Daily Online from it’s Chinese original “国际正义不许冲之鸟变礁为’岛’“. Note that Japan’s claims were disputed by China and South Korea. Also, Japan have for years tried to become a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, though have always been thwarted by her Asian neighbors due to conflict over Japan’s watering down of her colonial atrocities. The region is complex to say the least. Read more…

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