双语新闻:日本驻韩大使将返回首尔

时间 : 2012-08-24 22:07来源 : VOA官网 收听下载次数 :

日本驻韩国大使将重返首尔,一星期前,日本和韩国围绕有争议岛屿的争端激化,日本召回驻韩大使。

日本外务大臣玄叶光一郎星期三说,日本驻韩大使武藤正敏将返回首尔,协助处理有关有争议岛屿的问题。日本和韩国分别将这个岛屿称为“竹岛”和“独岛”。

东京上星期召回驻韩大使,以抗议韩国总统李明博登上这个岛屿。据信这个岛屿周围海域能源矿藏丰富。

韩国星期二拒绝了日本提出的将两国之间几十年来的岛屿主权争端交与国际法庭仲裁的提议。


Japan's ambassador is back to South Korea, one week after recalling him in the wake of an intensifying island dispute between the two Asian neighbors.

Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba said Wednesday the ambassador, Masatoshi Muto, will return to Seoul to help manage the dispute over the islands, known as Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in Korea.

Tokyo recalled the ambassador last week to protest South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's visit to the strategic islands, which are thought to be surrounded by energy deposits.

On Tuesday, South Korea dismissed a proposal by Japan to take the decades-old dispute to the International Court of Justice.