Ahn Sang Kyu, a South Korean beekeeper, created a buzz in Seoul yesterday by releasing 180,000 of his busy creatures to protest against Japanese claims to a string of disputed islets. Roh Moo Hyun, the South Korean President, said that his country would never make concessions over the islands, which are called Tokdo in Korean, Takeshima in Japanense and the Liancourt Rocks in English. South Korea has occupied the islands since 1954.
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