Discovery Learning 1
“Complete Map of Korea,” in True History of the Russo-Japanese War
Hakubunkan was an important publishing company in Tokyo. On June 20, 1905, the company published True History of the Russo-Japanese War. The “Complete Map of Korea” (34.5×48 centimeters) is included in Article 76 as an appendix.
The “Complete Map of Korea” (A) labels Dokdo as Korean territory, despite being published after the decision to annex was made and officially announced.
This means that with the exception of government ministers and officials, not even the Japanese public knew that Japan had annexed Dokdo. This shows that (B) not even the Japanese public was aware of the Shimane Prefecture Notice No. 40
(A) True History of the Russo-Japanese War, Ⓑ “Complete Map of Korea”The Russo-Japanese War was fought in 1904 and 1905 over the control of Korea and Manchuria. Japan’s victory in this war established its control of Korea and ability to enter Manchuria.
- Discovery Learning 1
1. From the information above, when did the decision in (A) and the notice in (B) take place?
2. Describe the contradiction in the information above.