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2013-02-22 Fri 21:42
On Friday , a senior government official attended a ceremony which is held by the prefectural government of Shimane in an effort to raise public awareness on Japan's sovereignty over the Sea of Japan islands ,Takeshimas, in the Shimane Prefecture city of Matsue.
The presence of Shimajiri Aiko, a parliamentary secretary with the Cabinet Office, at the "Takeshima Day" ceremony marks the first time anyone from one of the top three posts in a government ministry has attended the event.
"It goes without saying that Takeshima is Japanese territory," Shimajiri said during the ceremony.