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Instruction No.87

The islands at 37°9'30" north latitude and 131°55' east longitude located 85 nautical miles northwest of the Oki Islands are hereby named Takeshima, and shall come under the jurisdiction of the Oki Islands Branch Office of the Shimane Prefecture. You are instructed to proclaim this matter in your jurisdiction.

Document title Instruction No.87
Date created (Western calendar) February 15, 1905
Date created (Japanese era) February 15, Meiji 38
Author(s) / Editor(s) Akimasa Yoshikawa (Minister of Home Affairs)
Publisher Ministry of Home Affairs
Name of publication Instructions 1901-05 (Final)
Content An instruction from the Minister of Home Affairs to the Governor of Shimane Prefecture, instructing him to make official announcement within his jurisdiction to the effect that the islands lying to the northwest of the Oki Islands are to be named Takeshima and placed under the jurisdiction of the Governor of the Oki Islands belonging to Shimane Prefecture.
Language Japanese
Public access open
Repository Shimane Prefecture Public Records Center (Japanese Only)New Window
Medium Paper
Copies 1 page
Reference No. T1905021500101
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