Seagulls fly near the Dokdo islets, east of South Korea.
Seagulls fly near the Dokdo islets, east of South Korea April 4, 2005. A top figure in Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party urged Tokyo and Seoul on Friday to stay calm in a simmering dispute over a desolate group of islands, called Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan. Uninhabited except for a South Korean garrison, the islands sit astride rich fishing grounds. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won LJW/MK