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Castaways return from the Qing Dynasty (Kyushu Nichinichi Shimbun [newspaper])

Castaways return from the Qing Dynasty

  Among the passengers on board the Yokohama Maru, arriving at Nagasaki Port from Shanghai on the 11th, were three citizens by the names of Ryosuke MITSUISHI of Yamakawa Village (Ibusuki County, Kagoshima Prefecture), Iwasuke ARIKAWA of Akuseki Island (Kawanabe County, the same Prefecture), and Yakita IZAWA of Sumiyoshi Village (Udo County, Kumamoto Prefecture). These three had been travelled to the Senkaku Islands lying south (Read "north" instead) of Ryukyu Yaeyama Islands, where they would gather products from both sea and land, but after setting off from the Yaeyama Islands with six fishermen and six hunters on the 4th of last June with the intention of closing the business this year owing to circumstances, they were caught in a sea storm (text omitted)

Document title Castaways return from the Qing Dynasty (Kyushu Nichinichi Shimbun [newspaper])
Date created (Western calendar) September 20, 1893
Date created (Japanese era) September 20, Meiji 26
Author(s) / Editor(s)
Publisher Kyushu Nichinichi Shimbunsha
Name of publication Kyushu Nichinichi Shimbun [newspaper] dated September 20, 1893
Content An article in the "Kyushu Nichinichi Shimbun" (a local newspaper of Kumamoto Prefecture) reporting that Yakita IZAWA, a citizen of the prefecture who was engaged as a migrant worker in the Senkaku Islands of the Yaeyama Islands (Ishigaki City) in Ryukyu (Okinawa Prefecture), was shipwrecked in the Qing Dynasty but was safely repatriated.
IZAWA and two others from Kagoshima Prefecture, namely Ryosuke MITSUISHI (a boatman) and Iwasuke ARIKAWA (a boatman), set sail from Ishigaki Island for the Senkaku Islands, but ran into a storm and were shipwrecked in the Qing Dynasty. They were later repatriated to Nagasaki Port under the protection of local officials of the Qing Dynasty. Starting with this article, the Kyushu Nichinichi Shimbun serialized an interview with IZAWA in five installments under the title "Stories of the Drifting".
Language Japanese
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Repository National Diet LibraryNew Window
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Reference No. S1893092000102
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