Japanese government officials protested against a visit by the Korean National Assembly members to Dokdo

Korean Nation Assembly Dokdo Visit Members took a photo when they visited Dokdo on 26 Nov. 2018. Photo by Yonhap

(Media1=Sara Grant) Japanese government officials protested against a visit by the Korean National Assembly members to Dokdo on Monday, the Nikkei newspaper reported.

According to the Nikkei newspaper, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan announced that it had protested officially through the Korean Embassy in Tokyo and the diplomatic route to Seoul that the Dokdo Visiting Team (Group Leader, Na Kyung-Won)

The Foreign Ministry said that Kenji Sugimoto, the director of the Asian Oceania Bureau, made a strong phone call with the Korean Embassy in Seoul on Sunday calling for “no acceptance” and demanded that it be prevented from recurring.

It is composed of 20 members including 8 lawmakers of Korean parliament, Na Kyung-won, Myung Jae Park, Sung Il Jong, Lee Jong Myeong, Kim Sung Tae (proportional), Yong Jong Pil, reporters and members of the Dokdo Love Campaign. A visit by the National Assembly Dokdo arrived at Dokdo at 8:30 am on the day.

The parliamentarians landed on Dokdo last month.