Dokdo

(redirected from Liancourt Rocks)
Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Dokdo

A subdivision of the kori, the currency of Kutch while it was part of British India. A dokdo was worth 1/24 of one kori. Its plural was dokda.
References in periodicals archive ?
Limited tourism mainly by South Koreans to the Liancourt Rocks (Dokdo) has grown in recent years as a result of the political status of the rocks.
The meeting also comes as Japan is ensnared in a bitter territorial dispute with South Korea over claims to a set of disputed islands, known as Liancourt Rocks that are controlled by Seoul.
The renewed row over sex slaves comes as tensions grow between the two countries over the Liancourt Rocks, an archipelago off the Japanese coast.
government does not take a position regarding the sovereignty of the disputed islets, internationally known as the Liancourt Rocks.
The Liancourt Rocks are located smack in the middle of the Sea of Japan, a pair of small islets surrounded by jagged formations, barely inhabitable but surprisingly beautiful.
Takeshima Islands Called Dokdo by the Koreans, who occupy the islets, and earlier as the Liancourt Rocks and other local and foreign names, Takeshima consists of two small islands of about 500 feet in altitude.
The island is known as Takeshima in Japanese, Tokto in Korean and the Liancourt Rocks in English.