Senkaku Islands Archives Portal

Top > On receiving good news about Koga Tatsushiro Ryokudo (Ryukyu Shimpo)


On receiving good news about Koga Tatsushiro Ryokudo (Ryukyu Shimpo)

On receiving the good news that Koga Tatsushiro has recently been awarded the Blue Ribbon Medal of Honor, I offer him my hearty congratulations on this great honor as a friend.

When he first started his business in the Senkaku Islands, I know many people thought it risky, and in some cases they were secretly laughing. It certainly would not be easy to do business on those uninhabited, isolated islands so far over the sea.
He finally obtained workers by increasing remunerations, hired a steamship and somehow managed to provide food, broke up the reef to establish a boat mooring place, and cultivated potatoes and vegetables to provide for in times of need. In addition to these and difficulties, he shifted from collecting bird feathers to stuffing birds, while fishing for shellfish changed into building a bonito ship. He has thus been no stranger to tribulations and hard work in his business.

Having made a start in his business, he has discovered further sources of major profit and is aiming to embark on large-scale development, a result of which made him the envy of others. Without his particular brand of enthusiasm and energy, which must surely transcend those of others, it will not be sufficient to continue turning these isolated islands into treasures.
(part omitted)

Document title On receiving good news about Koga Tatsushiro Ryokudo (Ryukyu Shimpo)
Date created (Western calendar) January 14, 1910
Date created (Japanese era) January 14, Meiji 43
Author(s) / Editor(s) Ryokudo Goeku Choi
Publisher Ryukyu Shimpo
Name of publication Ryukyu Shimpo
Content A congratulatory message from Ryokudo (Goeku Choi), a friend of Koga Tatsushiro, on his being awarded the Blue Ribbon Medal of Honor.
Language Japanese
Public access Open
Repository Okinawa Prefectural Library (Japanese Only)New Window
Medium Paper, microfilm reproduction
Copies 1
Reference No. S1910011400102
How to access Follow the licensing procedure at the Local Archives Room, Okinawa Prefectural Library.