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Kim Jang Hoon Releases Smartphone Application about Dokdo

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2011.11.30 13:46 Mwave Kim, JiYeon

Kim Jang Hoon released a new smartphone application about Dokdo, again putting on his role as the ‘guardian of Dokdo’.

Kim revealed on November 30 that he released the smartphone application truthofdokdo. He is also currently operating a website on Dokdo, truthofdokdo.com, with Sejong University professor Hosaka Yuji.

Kim Jang Hoon Releases Smartphone Application about Dokdo

The reason why Kim decided to develop the website and the app was because he believed that logic was the best way to solve the Dokdo problem. Kim and Professor Hosaka Yuji partially distributed the Dokdo app on October 15, and opened it for a full release on November 20 for Android smartphones and iPhones.

Professor Hosaka Yuji told enews on November 30, “More than a million people have already visited the truthofdokdo website. If you consider how many of the visitors were Korean and Japanese teachers, the meaning becomes bigger than the numbers. The smartphone app truthofdokdo means more because it can logically, actively and effectively explain to the people of the world why Dokdo is Korean territory.”

He added, “Following six logical rebuttals for Japan’s unreasonable arguments on Takeshima, we will add two pieces of logic that can incapacitate [them].”

Kim also took it into his own hands to promote the use of the application. On his mini-homepage and Me2Day, he announced that the application was completed, and said, “When you’re talking about the Dokdo controversy with someone from another country, don’t just insist that Dokdo is Korean territory, but explain using the truthofdokdo app. Then you’ll be able to logically explain to the people of the world that Dokdo is indeed our territory. I’m also sure that by giving the impression that Koreans are a logical and reasonable people, you will be able to contribute to the country image.”

In a world where social network services are increasingly being used as means to communicate with the world, Kim’s recent feats are expected to have a great effect in letting more people know that Dokdo is Korean territory.

Photo credit: Kim Jang Hoon

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