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Notes on the Takeshima research trip (Saigo, Oki) (Asahi Shimbun)

The research party left this port on the evening of the 26th last and arrived in Takeshima on the morning of the 27th. Takeshima comprises two islets, one with a circumference of 15 chō (about 1.6 km) and the other 10 chō (about 1.1 km). Both consist of crags with no flat land and are unsuitable for human habitation, but there is drinking water. The islands are inhabited by numerous colonies of sea lions. Nine sea lions (including a live one) were caught by nets or guns. Laver also grows in abundance. Fifty pine trees were planted to commemorate the visit.
At 8 o'clock the same morning, the party called in at Utsuryo Island (Ulleungdo), where they were welcomed went on by police officers, the postmaster and other Japanese stationeds in two outrigged boats. The party stayed on this island overnight before sailing around it on the 28th. The island is home to 400 Japanese (people of Oki) and 3,000 Koreans. The party weighed anchor at 8 p.m. that day and thus set off on the return journey.

Document title Notes on the Takeshima research trip (Saigo, Oki) (Asahi Shimbun)
Date created (Western calendar) March 31, 1906
Date created (Japanese era) March 31, Meiji 39
Author(s) / Editor(s)
Publisher Asahi Shimbunsha
Name of publication Asahi Shimbun (reprint)
Content Notes on the environment and sea lions of Takeshima, the Japanese inhabitants of Ulleungdo, and other details, in connection with a research trip to those islands conducted by Shimane Prefecture.
Language Japanese
Public access Open
Repository Shimane Prefectural Library (Japanese Only)New Window
Medium Paper
Copies 1 page
Reference No. T1906033100102
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