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Senkaku Islands Travelogue (1) (Uruma Shimpo)

Senkaku Islands Travelogue (1) Takara Tetsuo, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (former Principal of Yaeyama Agricultural High School)

Islands where you can fish for bonito on the shore

The Senkaku Islands

When you hear about "uninhabited islands", you probably imagine some remote islands far across the sea that feel rather spooky. Last April I went to some uninhabited islands called the "Senkaku Islands" to collect insects. Now I'll tell you where the Senkaku Islands are and what the islands are like.
It takes about 19 hours to get to the Islands in a 10-horsepower, 25-ton fishing boat, traveling north-northwest from Ishigaki Island in Yaeyama. The location is about 185 kilometers north of Taiwan.
The Islands contain a number of islands, including Uotsuri Island, Kobi Island (Kuba Island), Kita Kojima Island and Minami Kojima Island.
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Document title Senkaku Islands Travelogue (1) (Uruma Shimpo)
Date created (Western calendar) September 15, 1950
Date created (Japanese era) September 15, Showa 25
Author(s) / Editor(s) Takara Tetsuo
Publisher Uruma Shimpo Sha
Name of publication Uruma Shimpo Sha
Content An article in a series introducing the nature of the Senkaku Islands for children, appearing in "Uruma Shimpo Sunday Children's Edition". It was written by former University of the Ryukyus, President of Takara Tetsuo, who conducted a scientific survey in the Senkaku Islands in 1950. Takara went on to make four more surveys of the Islands in 1952, 1953, 1963 and 1968, each time accompanied by students from the University of the Ryukyus, among others.
Language Japanese
Public access Open
Repository Okinawa Prefectural Library (Japanese Only)New Window
Medium Paper, microfilm reproduction
Copies 1
Reference No. S1950091500102
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