A group of Korean ex-servicemen are in Tsushima right now protesting against Japan and demanding that Japan recognise Dokdo as Korean territory, and also to withdraw from Tsushima.
According to the article, at 10:20 am the group of 21 Koreans started protesting in front of the Tsushima town hall, with a banner saying “Dokdo is Korean territory, Taema is also Korean territory” (Taema is the Korean name for Tsushima – the natives call it Tsushima). Some of the protesters bit their fingers to the extent that they were able to pour enough blood on a Korean flag to write “Takeshima is our land” in Hangul.
There were some Japanese counter protesters there with a Japanese flag, and in objecting to the Korean protest some yelled “Koreans are mistaken”, “Tsushima is Japanese territory”, and “Go home!”.
A local worker watching the events commented that he could not understand why the Koreans were protesting in Tsushima, and if they want to object they should go to the national parliament. The mayor said that “It is impossible that Tsushima could be Korean territory. I want them to “withdraw” their incorrect historical awareness. Takeshima is a national problem, and we can’t deal with it in this city. I hope for the development of a future oriented and friendly Japan-Korean interchange”.
If and when there are photos of this, I will post them. Protesting about Takeshima is one thing, but fancy insisting to Japanese locals that their land belongs to Korea. Quite a nerve.