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Man nearly severs finger in protest of Japan's claims to Dokdo
SEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean man nearly cut off his finger and created a commotion in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul Thursday, protesting against Tokyo's renewed territorial claims to South Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo, police said.

The 47-year-old man, identified only by his surname Choi, appeared from behind a building near the embassy with his left pinky almost severed and demanded the Japanese Ambassador to South Korea Masatoshi Muto apologize, the police said.