To achieve these goals, the Dokdo Research Institute manages archives on Dokdo with the broad goal of proving that Dokdo is Korea's territory. This plan will improve a universal understanding by displaying collected materials and data about Dokdo. Of note is its professional scientific journal, which by its publication, the institute is striving to be a central axis for all Dokdo research, constructing research infrastructure and expanding the fields of research on Dokdo. In addition, the institute frequently hosts international academic conventions. Many invited scholars have exchanged their research works. Through this course of action, the Dokdo Research Institute endeavors to show clearly that Japan's arguments on Dokdo are incorrect.
The Dokdo Research Institute is expected to collect materials and data, as it conducts further in-depth and specific research. Through this process, the institute will do its best to collect materials and data scattered even in Japan, where the island is referred to as Takesima. Besides, the institute is scheduled to develop supplementary teaching materials for middle school and high school students, to inform them of the truth that Dokdo is Korea's territory. Even after this work, the institute will continue to distribute information widely with translations in foreign languages including Japanese.
The Dokdo Research Institute says that, if possible, it expects to discuss the issue with many eminent Japanese scholars. As the saying "If you know yourself and your enemy, you will never fail to win one hundred battles out of a hundred" goes Korea can offer a retort to Japan only when it knows exactly the reason for Japan's insistence that Dokdo is Japanese territory. The Dokdo Research Institute's plan, therefore, is to prove Korea's sovereignty over Dokdo through aggressive tactics and arguments. When Korea strives to persuade Japan with persuasive discoursess, Japan should yield to Korea's claim.
In Korea, the research related to Dokdo up till now has been insignificant. Although old research works stand firm, new works are scanty. Some works discovered are only from those interested in Dokdo for the sake of their own personal interest.
On this unfortunate situation, the Dokdo Research Institute may have a greater meaning, for the institute tries to go beyond limitations. Particularly with regard to the dispute over Dokdo between Korea and Japan, surely the institute will play a crucial role in making peace not only for Korea but neighbouring countries.
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