This is the third of a four-part series that I started last year on Korea and Japan's claims to Dokdo/Takeshima. In part one, I went over Japan's claim. In part two, I went over Korea's historical claim.
(Note: To make it easier on myself, I'm going to refer to Dokdo/Takeshima as Dokdo for the rest of this piece. I referred to it as Takeshima while examining the Japanese claim.)