Japan TV Pulls Song Il-Kook's Drama Over Island Dispute
August 16, 2012 | 4,460
"We have decided to change our programming after considering the impact of the main actor swimming to Takeshima," a station spokeswoman said, referring to the isles known as Dokdo in Korean.
A team of South Koreans reached the islands on Wednesday, finishing a 220-kilometer relay swim from the east coast, less than a week after President Lee Myung-Bak visited the disputed chain, provoking ire in Tokyo.
The team led by singer Kim Jang-Hoon completed the swim to mark South Korea's Liberation Day, which commemorates the 1945 end of Japan's occupation of the peninsula.