The statement, drafted by the US states..
"In the Declaration, in regards the islands of Dokdo, otherwise known as Takeshima, or Liancourt Rocks, this normally uninhabited rock formation was according to our information never treated as part of Korea and, since about 1905, has been under the jurisdiction of the Oki Islands Branch Officer of Shimane Prefecture of Japan. The Island does not appear ever before to have been claimed by Korea."
This was the 6th draft if I recall correctly. But every draft written before the 6th draft actually stated that Korea had total rights over the islands. Then Japan consulted with the US alone and basically told them Korea never owned it, and succeeded to change the draft written by the US. In summary, the US is 100% ignorant concerning East Asian history and simply believed the words out of Japan's mouth while Korea was absent during this meeting. Now Japan is using this statement and saying "See? Even US agrees. What US says must be right!" I can't help but not agree with this.
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