Jeju’s emerald sea, fields of fragrant flowers, and its windy island paths marked by basalt stone walls. This is undoubtedly Jeju Island scenery, and peaceful scenery at that. However, during the Japanese Occupation of Korea from 1910 to 1945, Jeju was used as a strategic outpost. By the end of WW2, Japanese forces prepared to make a last stand here. This year marks the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War 2, and so in remembrance, here are a few of the wartime occupation sites that you can view for yourself and learn more about this tragic event in Jeju’s history.
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