Days after the earthquake/tsunami there were reports that Japan had moved 2.4 meters to the east. Fair enough, that’s news. But one particular news source in Korea, the Chosun Ilbo reported this fact with such ridiculous spin that it looks as if it came off the mostly well written satirical blog “Dokdo is Ours”.
See, the Chosun Ilbo couldn’t leave well enough alone when they wrote their article. Instead of simply reporting the fact, they had to cleverly kick the Japanese when they are down. Here’s an excerpt from their article:
Japan shifted altogether 2.4 m to the east due to the earthquake, moving further away from Dokdo.
Now, again, I’m 100% certain that Dokdo belongs to Korea, and I cherish the opportunities that I am given where I can make my case. (Perhaps a future post will come up where I will do as much. We’ll see.)
However, I believe that there is a proper time and proper avenue for which to deal with the dispute over Dokdo, and the time and place to do this is not 6 days after the worst disaster that postwar Japan has seen in an article that should be about plate tectonics.