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  Ryukyu Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ryukyu Islands (琉球列島 Ryukyu-rettō) or Nansei Islands (南西諸島 Nansei-shotō; "southwest islands"), are an island chain stretching southwestward from the island of Kyushu in Japan.
The Ryukyu Kingdom was once an independent kingdom occupying the island chain, from Yonaguni Island in the southwest to Amami Oshima in the north.
The Ryukyu Islands are recognized by ecologists as a distinct subtropical moist broadleaf forest ecoregion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ryukyu_Islands   (622 words)

 Ryukyu Islands. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Ryukyus are composed of three principal groups: they are, from north to south, the Amami Islands (part of Kagoshima prefecture), the Okinawa Islands, and the Sakishima Islands (both part of Okinawa prefecture).
The islands are the exposed tops of submarine mountains and are of volcanic or coral origin; there are several active volcanoes in the group.
Commodore Matthew Perry of the U.S. navy landed in the Ryukyus in 1853.
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 Senkaku Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to the Chinese, the islands were first mentioned in literature in 1372 and were first documented during the Ming Dynasty by royal visitors travelling from Ming China to the Ryukyu Kingdom, located in what is now Japan's Okinawa prefecture.
Taiwan and its surrounding islands were ceded to to Japan in 1895 in the Treaty of Shimonoseki.
Japanese scholars point out that it would not have been difficult for the Republic of China (ROC) to occupy these islands in 1945, because she had already incorporated Taiwan and the surrounding islands two months before the US military occupation was extended to the Yaeyama Islands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Senkaku_Islands   (1685 words)

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There is established, under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense, a civil administration of the Ryukyu Islands, the head of which shall be known as the High Commissioner of the Ryukyu Islands (hereinafter referred to as the "High Commissioner").
The executive power of the Government of the Ryukyu Islands shall be vested in a Chief Executive who shall be a Ryukyuan, appointed by the High Commissioner after consultation with representatives of the legislative body.
Such cases instituted in a court of the Government of the Ryukyu Islands may be transferred to the appropriate civil administration court upon order of the High Commissioner at any time in the proceedings, including the final appellate process, prior to the entering of final decree, order or judgment.
www.uhuh.com /laws/donncoll/eo/1957/EO10713.TXT   (1570 words)

 Japan - Ryukyu Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Ryukyus are considered part of the Ryushu region but historically have been quite distinctively separate from the rest of the region.
The islands are the tops of mountain ranges along the outer edge of the continental shelf.
Although agriculture and fishing remained the occupations of most of the population in the Ryukyus, the region experienced considerable industrial expansion during the period of United States occupation from 1945 to 1972.
countrystudies.us /japan/46.htm   (174 words)

 The Ryukyu Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Saigo found the island and its neighbours to be poverty-stricken and in a miserable state of affairs.
Considerably further south than the southern tip of Japan, the Ryukyu islands enjoy a semi-tropical climate that provides the opportunity to grow various fruits and vegetables that, with the addition of fish, meant a potentially convenient form of self-sustaining communities, notwithstanding the problems that small islands usually have with strong winds and seas.
As a result, the islands developed a degree of wealth and were considered an important trading partner, although the islanders themselves appear to have recruited Chinese living on the islands actually to transact their own trade.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/east_asian_history/107302   (495 words)

 Ryukyu Islands at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ryukyu Islands is the name of the island group between the islands of Kyushu and Taiwan.
A 1609 expedition from Kyushu captured the island of Okinawa and from then on, the kings of the Ryukyus sent tribute to both China and the Satsuma domain of the Japanese.
Today the Ryukyu islands are collectively Okinawa prefecture and the offshore islands of Kagoshima Prefecture.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Ryukyu.html   (388 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Ryukyu Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ryukyu Islands (Japanese, Nansei-Shoto), chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean, south-west Japan, between Kyushu and the northern tip of Taiwan.
In the north-west the East China Sea merges with the Yellow Sea.
The sea is bordered by Kyushu Island to the east and by Taiwan and the Taiwan Strait...
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 Ryukyu Islands
A group of islands located southwest of the main islands of Japan, the Ryukyu Islands include Okinawa.
Okinawa is the large island in the center.
A detailed sea chart of the Ryukyu Islands, including the east coast of China, and parts of Japan and Korea.
www.prigsbee.com /maps/islands/ryukyus.html   (69 words)

 Japanese Militarism & Diaoyutai (Senkaku) Island - A Japanese Historian's View
Furthmore, at the end of the explanatory notes on the Ishigaki and eight neighbouring islands of the Yaeyama Archipelago, it was written that the eight islands were "the southwestern most boundary of Ryukyu" (the Iriomote Island of the Yaeyama group among the Ryukyu Islands being the nearest to the Taioyu (Daioyu) Island).
Concluding from the above-mentioned, Ryukyu territroy began from the Kume Island and the area east of it, whereas Chihwei Yu and the Huangwei Yu and Tiaoyu Yu (Diaoyutai) to the west were Chinese territory.
Sailing from Ryukyu to the Tiaoyu Island (Diaoyutai) was particularly difficult because it was against the wind and the tide.
www.skycitygallery.com /japan/diaohist.html   (3197 words)

 Ryukyu Islands --  Encyclopædia Britannica
North Daito (Kita-Daito) and South Daito (Minami-Daito) islands are the largest of the group and lie close to one another, while the smaller Oki-Daito Island lies about 93 miles (150 km) south of them.
The term is commonly accepted as including all of those islands in the Pacific that are collectively referred to as Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia, also sometimes known as Oceania.
The largest of Japan's Ryukyu islands, Okinawa is the most populous of the Okinawa island group.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9064566   (848 words)

 Suwanose-jima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan
The 8 x 5 km island of Suwanose-jima in the northern Ryukyu Islands is occupied by a stratovolcano with two historically active summit craters.
In 1884 a new cone (On-take) with a 450-m-wide crater was formed at the head of the large breached crater extending to the sea on the east flank.
The island was evacuated for about 70 years, but as of 1996 there were around 50 residents.
users.bendnet.com /bjensen/volcano/japan/ryukyu-suwanose.html   (411 words)

 Kikai Caldera, Ryukyu Islands, Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The small island of Satsuma-Iwo-jima (80 km S of Kagoshima) forms part of the NW rim of the 19-km-wide Kikai caldera.
Thermal activity is concentrated on a young rhyodacite dome (Iwo-dake), one of the island's two post-caldera cones.
A submarine eruption built temprary islands 2 km E of Satsuma-Iwo-jima in late 1934 and early 1935.
users.bendnet.com /bjensen/volcano/japan/ryukyu-kikai.html   (185 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Ryukyu Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Japan: Ryûkyû Islands, marriage of volcanic and coral formations
The Ryūkyū chain’s larger islands are volcanic, while the smaller ones are coral formations.
Farmers grow sugarcane and pineapples in the islands’...
encarta.msn.com /Ryukyu_Islands.html   (107 words)

 Early History of The Ryukyu Kingdom and its Relationship with China and Japan
In many ways, the history of the Ryukyu Kingdom previous to the Meiji Restoration provides a depiction of an island kingdom that maintained a high degree of national sovereignty that was eventually shattered by colonial domination by the Satsuma-han in the 17th century.
To that end, the Ryukyus proved indispensable, since by practicing the deception that the Ryukyus were still an independent nation free from Japanese control, Satsuma was able to use the Ryukyus as a means in which to trade Japanese goods with China.
The Ryukyu islands presented an intolerable gray area in Japan's national boundaries due to it's place of "dual subordination" to Japan as well as China, and Japanese leaders felt it necessary to legitimize it's borders in the light of western international law.
www.uchinanchu.org /uchinanchu/history_early.htm   (1195 words)

 LICENSE PLATES ON LINE! .... Ryukyu Islands
Former island group, technically part of Okinawa, under the jurisdiction of Japan.
Okinawa and the Ryukyus are now again under Japanese control, and it's assumed that standard Japanese plates are in use.
From 1951 to 1962, a separate civilian series emerged, in fl on white, with the name RYUKYU ISLANDS across the bottom of the plate, sometimes separated by a date tab.
www.pl8s.com /r/ryuk.htm   (174 words)

 Web Dictionary - Ryukyu-Words/Ryukyu-PukiWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
RyuKyu Kempo is a system of martial arts that has roots in both; the Okinawan ¡ÈTE¡É...
If there is someone on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not without the internet), then post this same sentence in your journal.
The breeding of Goldfish first began in China during the Ming dynasty in approximately 1400 AD when breeding stock was imported to China from the Ryukyu Islands.
pukiwikimod.com /xbox/modules/pukiwiki/342.html   (582 words)

 Ryukyu Islands on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The castles of the Ryukyu kingdom: we begin a new series this month that over the course of the year will introduce the 11 sites in Japan inscribed by UNESCO on the World Heritage List.
Performing miracles: performing arts enthusiasts in Okinawa are working to ensure that the islands' rich cultural traditions are never forgotten.
The tiny Batan Islands are situated due west of the
www.encyclopedia.com /html/r/ryukyui1s.asp   (1236 words)

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USS Haggard (DD-555) seriously damaged by Kamikaze aircraft, 29 April 1945, off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, and not repaired after the end of the war.
USS Hutchins (DD-476) seriously damaged by a Japanese suicide boat, 27 April 1945, in Buckner Bay, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, and not repaired after the end of the war.
USS Warrington (DD-383) foundered in a hurricane north of the Bahamas Islands, 13 September 1944.
theusssavage.homestead.com /files/Destroyers__DD_.txt   (1500 words)

 CURRENT LOCAL TIME - Ishigaki, South Ryukyu Is., Japan - Ishigaki, South Ryukyu Islands, Japan - search: what want know ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Links Page, The Ryukyu Philatelic Society, Ltd.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
While some of these links may be on commercial web sites, the link is provided because it provides general information and knowledge of a non-commercial nature.
Visit the official NAPEX web page to learn more about this outstanding exhibit of Ryukyu Islands provisional material that won the Reserve Grand Award at NAPEX 99.
You can search the APS dealer member database to find dealers who handle Ryukyu Islands material.
users.netmdc.com /~rpss/links.htm   (434 words)

 Okinawa Reversion Agreement - 1971
Japan recognises the validity of, and will continue in full force and effect, final judgements in civil cases rendered by any court in the Ryukyu Islands and the Daito Islands prior to the date of entry into force of this Agreement, provided that such recognition or continuation would not be contrary to public policy.
Japan may continue the execution of any final judgements rendered in criminal cases by any court in the Ryukyu Islands and the Daito Islands.
The United States of America is not obliged to compensate Japan or its nationals for any alteration made prior to the date of entry into force of this agreement to the lands upon which the properties transferred to the Government of Japan under paragraphs I and 2 above are located.
www.niraikanai.wwma.net /pages/archive/rev71.html   (451 words)

 JAPAN CAPITULATES--Surrender of Japanese Forces in the Ryukyu Islands
Surrender of Japanese Forces in the Ryukyu Islands, 7 September 1945
The remaining Japanese forces in the Ryukyu Islands area surrendered at U.S. Tenth Army Headquarters on Okinawa.
The Japanese delegation waits for the signing of the surrender document during ceremonies held at Tenth Army Headquarters on Okinawa, 7 September 1945.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/events/wwii-pac/japansur/js-10o.htm   (647 words)

 MSN Encarta - Dictionary - Ryukyu Islands definition
MSN Encarta - Dictionary - Ryukyu Islands definition
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Ry·u·kyu Is·lands chain of islands in southwestern Japan, between Kyushu and Taiwan.
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 AllRefer.com - Ryukyu Islands, Japan (Japanese Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Ryukyu Islands, Japan (Japanese Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
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 Casualties, Navy and Coast Guard Ships, WW II
USS Snook (SS-279) missing in Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, area (possibly sunk by a Japanese submarine), April 1945.
USS Trigger (SS-237) sunk by Japanese aircraft and warships in Nansei Shoto, Ryukyu Islands, 28 March 1945.
USS Trout (SS-202) sunk by Japanese destroyer Asahimo southeast of Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 29 February 1944.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq82-1.htm   (7224 words)

 Ryukyu Islands Dynasties
Islands of Miyako and Yaeyama added to kingdom.
1609: Satsuma Clan from Japan invades, conquers Ryukyu Kingdom.
1872: Japan abolishes Kingdom of Ryukyus, establishes Ryukyu Han.
www.sizes.com /time/CHRNRyukyu.htm   (66 words)

 Suwanose-jima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan
Suwanose-jima, located in Japan's Ryukyu Islands, is an andesitic stratovolcano that is one of the most active volcanoes in Japan.
A large crater, breached to the east, is also present and was formed by a pre-historic debris avalanche.
The largest historical eruption occurred in 1813-1814 causing the island to be completely evacuated, after which it remained unpopulated for 70 years.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/current_volcs/new/suwanose.html   (393 words)

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