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S. Korean MPs Land on Disputed Isle, Prompting Japan Protest

A group of South Korean lawmakers landed on an islet disputed with Japan in the East China Sea on Monday, prompting a protest from Tokyo and straining ties at a time when stalled talks over North Korea's nuclear program call for close coordination. Tokyo and Seoul have long been at loggerheads over the sovereignty of a group of islets called Takeshima in Japanese and Dokdo in Korean, which lie about halfway between the East Asian neighbors in the Sea of Japan, which Seoul refers to as...

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