A few weeks ago the Yomiuri News on-line reported the following:
There were indications that the Korean government had canceled a tender which could decide the contractor for the planned tourist supporting facilities construction work in Takeshima of Shimane-county (Korean name: Tok-do).
Although the Korean media pointed out that “it was to avoid diplomatic friction with
the Korean prime minister office in the evening of the 4th
(November) supposed that "additional consideration was needed in a face of
the safety control and the environment", and denied it was out of a
consideration for . Japan
On this problem, in the evening on the 4th, some Korean newspapers reported that, for the purpose of strengthening the insistence of its possession right, the Korean government would throw in 10,000 million won (about 1,000 million yen) by 2017 to plan the construction of facilities, which in case of emergency tourists could use them for refuge. The tender proclamation was made on the 20th last month (October), but was canceled as was decided in a meeting held by related cabinet ministers on the first of this month (November). It was said that the construction was canceled temporarily.
On the 5th, people related to the Korean government said to this paper that "there were fears that to proceed with the construction could agitate
and cause retaliation". Japan
I think it is a wise diplomatic move to put on hold the construction project.