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Collecting bird droppings from the Senkaku Islands (Nansei Shimpo)

Collecting bird droppings from the Senkaku Islands An application from Japan

Higashino Kotaro from Chiba Prefecture in mainland Japan wants to collect bird droppings from Nakanokami Island and the Senkaku Islands, and has asked the Yaeyama Civil Government Administration as to its intentions in this matter through Captain Howe of the Trade Agency, who was visiting the islands the other day. The Civil Government immediately held a meeting of department directors and, as a result of their discussion, decided that the request will be accepted if the operation could be carried out under the control of the Civil Government, since the Senkaku Islands and Nakanokami Island are under its control.
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Moreover, appropriate measures will be required because, of the Senkaku Islands, Minami Kojima Island, Kita Kojima Island, Uotsuri Island and Kuba Island are owned by the absentee landlord Koga Zenji. The Civil Government replied to this effect as to its intentions through Captain Howe.

Document title Collecting bird droppings from the Senkaku Islands (Nansei Shimpo)
Date created (Western calendar) October 3, 1947
Date created (Japanese era) October 3, Showa 22
Author(s) / Editor(s)
Publisher Nansei Shimpo
Name of publication Nansei Shimpo
Content The Yaeyama Civil Government received an inquiry from mainland Japan, via the US Military Government, about collecting bird droppings from the Senkaku Islands. The Civil Government replied among others that the islands were under its control, and that, after discussing the idea with the person making the inquiry, the request would be permitted.
Language Japanese
Public access Open
Repository Okinawa Prefectural Library (Japanese Only)New Window
Medium Paper, microfilm reproduction
Copies 1
Reference No. S1947100300102
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