Korean Newspaper Reaction to the Shimane Inclusion
대한매일신보 (DaeHan Maeil Shinbo) 광무10년 (1906년) 5월 1일 無變不有 : 울도(鬱島)군수 심흥택씨가 내부에 보고하되 일본관원일행이 내도본군(來到本郡) 하야 본군소재 독도는 일본속지라 자칭하고 지계활협(地界闊狹)과 호구 결총(結總)을 일일녹거(一日錄去)라 하얏는데 내부에서 지령하기를 유람도차(遊覽道次)에지계 (地界) 호구지록거 (戶口之錄去)는 객혹무괴(客<容의誤>或無怪)어니와 독도지칭운 일본속지는 필무기리(必無其理)리 금차(今此) 소보(所報)가 심섭아연(甚涉訝然) 이라하얏더라.
The image above is from the original news article from the Daehan Maeil Shinbo. The report echoes the information given from the Governor of Uldo County (Ulleungdo Island and area) it also contests the Japanese Shimane Prefecture Inclusion. It reads as follows:
"May 1st 1906 Uldo governor Shim Heung Taek reported to the Domestic Affairs Office that some Japanese officials came to Ulluengdo Island and claimed Dokdo as Japanese territory, surveyed the island and then counted the number of households. In response to (Shim Hueng Taek´s) the report, the Domestic Affairs office stated that ´It is not unusual for those Japanese Officials to inspect Ulleungdo Island while they were traveling in the area. However their claiming Dokdo as Japanese territory does not make sense at all. We find the Japanese claim shocking´..."