Compilation of Administrative Policies / Government Reports Deputy Mayor Makino
Islands of the Senkaku Islands
Suddenly, because they seem to have large reserves of superior oil resources, our Senkaku Islands have come under the international spotlight. With the nationalist Chinese government now claiming the Islands as its own territory.
However, the islands of the Islands have belonged to Okinawa Prefecture since the early Meiji period as an administrative division of Ishigaki City. Moreover, the Senkaku Islands were included in the territory of the Ryukyu Islands under Article 3 of the San Francisco Peace Treaty, and the U.S. also includes them under the administration to be returned to Japan.
As far as Ishigaki City is concerned, there is no doubt that the Islands belong to Japanese territory, the City even has long been collecting property tax from the Islands' owner Mr Koga.
Based on this indisputable fact, and having immense concern over the development of oil resources seemingly centering on the Senkaku Islands, Ishigaki City set up a "Society for the Protection of Senkaku Islands Oil Resources" in Ishigaki City in around July last year.
June 11, 1969
FY 1969 Government Report
Ishigaki Kiko Mayor, Ishigaki City
17. Erection of administrative marker posts in the Senkaku Islands
During the three days from May 9th to 11th the "Senkaku Islands Administrative Marker Installation Team" headed by the Mayor of Ishigaki City conducted field surveys on the Senkaku Islands and erected marker posts announcing administrative district.
Also, toward the end of the previous war, evacuees on their way to Taiwan came under fire from enemy aircraft while at sea, resulting in the deaths of many who were shipwrecked in the Senkaku Islands. From 3 p.m. on May 9th, a memorial ceremony was held at Torinji Temple console their spirits. At 11 a.m. on the 10th, a "Memorial Monument for Ishigaki Shipwreck Victims During Evacuation to Taiwan" was erected on Uotsuri Island, where the victims washed ashore and representatives of their families and the survivors gathered to comfort their spirits of the suffered.
Makino Kiyoshi Series Collection 62 Compilation of Administrative Policies and Government Reports since 1969
|Document title||Makino Kiyoshi Series Collection 62 Compilation of Administrative Policies and Government Reports since 1969|
|Date created (Western calendar)||1969 / 1971|
|Date created (Japanese era)||Showa 44 / Showa 46|
|Author(s) / Editor(s)||Makino Kiyoshi / Tobaru Yoei / Ishigaki Kiko|
|Name of publication|
|Content||An assortment of documents gathered by the late Makino Kiyoshi, a resident local historian of Ishigaki Island who worked for the Ishigaki City Office, is archived at Ishigaki City Library under the heading "Makino Kiyoshi Series Collection". The documents include a compilation of the Ishigaki City Mayor's Administrative Policies and Government Reports, assembled by Makino when he served as Deputy Mayor. Items mentioning the Senkaku Islands include an FY1969 Government Report by Ishigaki City Mayor Ishigaki Kiko on the "Erection of administrative stone markers and a memorial monument for wartime shipwreck victims in the Senkaku Islands".|
|Repository||Ishigaki City Library (Japanese Only)|
|How to access||Follow the licensing procedure at Ishigaki City Library.|