Japan will open an expanded exhibition to the public today to assert its false territorial claims to South Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo.
Located in Tokyo,Japan's National Museum of Territory and Sovereignty has a Dokdo section that reportedly says Korea illegally occupied the island by force in 1953.
However, Dokdo has been under the control of the Korean government since its independence from Japanese colonial rule in 1945.
Japan's Foreign Minister said,. in a parliamentary speech on Monday that Dokdo is inherently Japan's territory.
Seoul's Foreign Ministry strongly protested the minister's false claiims to Dokdoand urged Japan to immediately shut down the Dokdo exhibition.