Well, this kind of rhetoric is probably unhelpful:

Japan should bet Tsushima on its bid for Dokdo, a senior Korean diplomat said Monday. The island of Tsushima is the closest Japanese territory to the Korean Peninsula, lying approximately 50km from Busan. Dokdo is a group of small islets in the East Sea.

“If Japan lodges a protest with Korea over Dokdo, it should bet Tsushima,” the diplomat, Chang Dong-hee, said in a radio program.

Oh, and Cheong Wa Dae is returning a letter from Japanese Prime Minister Noda criticizing President Lee’s visit to Dokdo.