In this essay, I will be analyzing various news articles on Japan's territorial claim on the sovereignty over Korea's easternmost inlets using the methods of analysis from English Grammar: University Course and Language in the News: Discourse and Ideology in the Press. These articles criticize Japan's recent approval on publication of new elementary school textbooks that will teach students Dokdo as Japan's territory even though Japan has just experienced one of the biggest earthquakes in history and Korea is raising enormous amount of funds for their relief. These articles are found on new websites The Chosunilbo and Korea Herald by typing key-words: Dokdo and Japan.
One noticeable pattern found in the news reports is that they contain nominalization. Many article writers write the sentences human agency free by using nominalization.