Well it is good to see that the Korean government finally put these lawmakers from Japan trying to create tension on the Dokdo front on the no entry list:
The government has placed four Japanese lawmakers who are planning to visit Ulleung Island on Monday on its entry ban list as part of a bid to thwart the neighboring country’s territorial claim over Korea’s Dokdo islets.
The Foreign Ministry on Thursday notified the Justice Ministry of the personal information of the four conservative Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers who were planning to visit the island.
The Justice Ministry ordered immigration officials to turn them back if they go ahead with their visit as planned. The delegation looks to be headed up by Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Yoshitaka Shindo, who serves as the proxy head of the party committee handling the Dokdo issue. [Chosun Ilbo]
When I went to Ulleungdo from Mukho harbor, there was a custom agent that checks all passports and plays 20 questions with you on why you want to go to Dokdo and Ulleungdo. So clearly these Japanese politicians were not going to get on the boat and were just doing all of this to agitate and score cheap political points in Japan. I wonder if there is an election coming up in Japan?
With that said though one of the purposes of their visit was to visit the Dokdo Museum to point out historical errors at the museum, which is a legitimate issue, but it seems like Japan should provide accurate information in their own historical museum before condemning Korea.