Foreign and Security Issues

Though Senkaku islands and Takeshima islands are undoubtedly Japanese territory, Japanese perspectives regarding international law and historical facts are not well-known in foreign countries.
Based on the awareness of the abovementioned problem, Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting (MURC) translated the following articles from Japanese into English as part of a research project by the Government of Japan to convey information about those islands to international audiences.
MURC takes full responsibility for the translation of these articles. To obtain permission to use these articles beyond the scope of your personal use and research, please contact MURC by e-mail.


The articles listed below are available to read on the website of the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA). Please refer to the website of the JIIA.

    • Shingo Yamagami, “Reflections on the Issue of the Senkaku Islands: From the Field of International Law and Politics”
      Originally published as 山上信吾「尖閣諸島問題についての一考察 : 国際法・国際政治の実務の現場から (折田正樹先生・武山眞行先生古稀記念論文集)」『法學新報 』第120巻、9・10号、2014年、 733-773頁。

    • Makomo Kuniyoshi, “The Senkaku Islands in the Context of the History of the Modern Fishing Industry in Okinawa”
      Originally published as 國吉まこも「【講演】沖縄近代漁業史から見た尖閣諸島 」沖縄大学地域研究所(編)『尖閣諸島と沖縄 -時代に翻弄される島の歴史と自然-』芙蓉書房出版、2013年、 92-122頁。

    • Yoshiko Yamasaki, “The Fabrication of a Basis for the Possession of Takeshima by the Korean Government ”
      Originally published as 山崎佳子「韓国政府による竹島領有根拠の創作」竹島問題研究所『第2期「竹島問題に関する調査研究」最終報告書』島根県、2012年、 61-78頁。

    • Seizaburo Tamura, “Fisheries administration in relation to Takeshima ”
      Originally published as 田村清三郎「竹島に関する漁業行政」田村清三郎『島根県竹島の新研究[復刻補訂版]』島根県総務部総務課、2010年、 66-81頁。

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