Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Sakishima Islands


Related Topics

In the News (Wed 19 Jun 19)

  
  Yaeyama Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Yaeyama Islands (八重山諸島 Yaeyama-shotō) are an archipelago in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
The administrative division of Yaeyama District covers all of the Yaeyama Islands except Ishigaki and the disputed Senkaku Islands.
The Yonaguni language is the indigenous language of Yonaguni, and the Yaeyama language is the indigenous language of the rest of the islands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yaeyama_Islands   (121 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.
In 1962 the occupation administration was liberalized, and in 1968, after a series of negotiations, the United States permitted the popular election of the governor of the Ryukyus and the seating of Ryukyu representatives in the Japanese Diet.
www.bartleby.com /65/ry/RyukyuIs.html   (527 words)

  
 LUCIA, OR LUCY - LoveToKnow Article on LUCIA, OR LUCY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The remaining islands of the archipelago are of very small size, although often thickly populated.
The islands are composed chiefly of Palaeozoic rockslimestones and quartzites found in the west, and clay, slate, sandstone and pyroxenite or amphibolite on the east.
The majority of the islands are infested with venomous snakes called habu (Trimeresurus), which attain a length of 6 to 7 ft. and a diameter of from 21/2 to 3 in.
74.1911encyclopedia.org /L/LU/LUCIA_OR_LUCY.htm   (2628 words)

  
 Ryukyu Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
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.
The flora and fauna of the islands have much in common with Taiwan, the Philippines, and Southeast Asia, and are part of the Indomalaya ecozone.
www.tocatch.info /en/Ryukyu_Islands.htm   (487 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Japan
Japan comprises the four main islands of Honshū, Hokkaidō, Kyūshū, and Shikoku, in addition to numerous smaller islands.
According to legend, the Japanese islands were created by gods, who dipped a jeweled spear into a muddy sea and formed solid earth from its droplets.
Japan’s four main islands are separated by narrow straits: Tsugaru Strait lies between Hokkaidō and Honshū, and the narrow Kammon Strait lies between Honshū and Kyūshū.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761566679   (1303 words)

  
 Ryukyu Islands --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
With a total land area of 1,193 square miles (3,090 square km), the Ryukyus consist of 55 islands and islets divided into three major groups: the Amami island chain in the north, the central Okinawa islands, and the Sakishima islands in the south.
The larger islands are generally volcanic in origin and have mountainous terrain, while most of the smaller islands are coralline and relatively flat.
The Ryukyuan language, which is classified with Japanese, consists of three dialect groups corresponding to the main island clusters.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9064566   (1275 words)

  
 History of Shorin Ryu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Okinawa Islands in the central part, with Amami Islands in the north, and Sakishima Islands in the south.
The largest islands are mountainous with volcanic formations, while the smaller islands are coral formations.
The islands was first invaded by the Chinese about the 7th century, and again in the 14th century.
www.ironmtnkarate.com /history.htm   (265 words)

  
 Long Island University - Japan - Okinawa Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Okinawa Prefecture consists of 160 primary islands, and occupies the southern half of the Ryukyu archipelago.
The islands are spread over 1,000 km east and west, and 400 km north to south.
The Okinawan Islands are located at the confluence of many Asian lands and cultures: Korea and Japan to the north, China to the west, and the countries of Southeast Asia to the south.
www.liu.edu /but04/japan/okinawa/okinawa.html   (1018 words)

  
 Naha: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
A port on the southwest coast, it is also the chief manufacturing center of the island.
In 1945 it became the headquarters of the U.S. military governor of the Ryukyus, and when the island was returned to Japan in 1972, it became the capital of Okinawa prefecture.
...of the Okinawa Islands in the Ryukyu Islands archipelago.
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/101260408   (1495 words)

  
 ClickOkinawa.com - The Sights & Sounds of Ryukyu Kingdom
the Amami Islands in the north, the Okinawa Islands in the center, and the Sakishima Islands in the south.
The islands have a population of 1,222,458 (1990).
The islands were returned (1972) to Japan, although the United States retained the right to operate military facilities on Okinawa.
members.tripod.com /~MickMc/intro.html   (850 words)

  
 Takashi Yamazaki: Dreaming "Independence" by Riding on Globalization: The Setback of Okinawa's Reformist Politics in ...
Third, local cities in the Sakishima region were not so politically active as in the other part of Okinawa due to the lack of U.S. military bases.
Excluded were the islands (11 municipalities) geographically isolated from Okinawa Island and Sakishima Islands.
11 Ota was born in Kume Island which is one of the isolated islands, the ratio of reformist votes tended to be higher in those islands in the gubernatorial elections.
www.colorado.edu /ibs/PEC/gadconf/papers/yamazaki.html   (9350 words)

  
 Press releases February 2002 - " Mermaids": Urgent Action Needed to Save them from Habitat Destruction, Pollution and ...
Akab Island in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is, at 6,000 years old, the oldest site where remains of the animals have been discovered.
The waters off Okinawa Island are now thought to be the only place in Japan where dugongs are left.
Dugongs are now thought to occur only in and around Hainan Island in China and those populations are at risk from seagrass habitat destruction as a result of factors including construction of fish and shrimp ponds, aqua culture industries, rising sea levels causing increased erosion and siltation from the land.
www.unep.org /Documents?DocumentID=235&ArticleID=3009   (1834 words)

  
 VMF-512
The one on the USS Gilbert Islands was MCVG-2, Col William Campbell commanding.
The islands had a string of bluffs along the shoreline so the favorite tactic was to fly very low until the last moment, then pop up over the bluffs to attack the targets, hoping the element of surprise would work in their favor.
The attacks on the islands are recorded as June 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12,13, 14, 15 and 16.
www.adamsplanes.com /VMF-512.htm   (3441 words)

  
 GeoPassage: Japan:  South :  Okinawa Island
The prefecture of Okinawa was established on 16 May 1972 when Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands, which had been administered by the United States since 1945, were restored to Japan.
The sea that surrounds these islands has an emerald-green sheen, and the resplendent coral reefs are among the world's finest.
Okinawa is the most populous island of all and contains the capital and largest city, Naha, a major seaport.
japan.geopassage.com /city.asp?cityID=11   (282 words)

  
 ninemsn Encarta - Search Results - Okinawa
Okinawa, island, south-west Japan, lying between the East China Sea on the west and the North Pacific Ocean on the east.
The Ryukyus consist of three major groups: the Amami Islands in the north, the Okinawa Islands in the central area, and the Sakishima Islands to the...
The prefectures include Okinawa, which was occupied by the United States after World War II and returned to...
au.encarta.msn.com /Okinawa.html   (82 words)

  
 Kei Islands: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
Unusually in the Banda Islands, the population of Hatta had been divided almost equally...
Miss University of the Virgin Islands, Usa Hasseba Wynne, hopes to expand tourism between the U.S. and the Virgin Islands.
KAI ISLANDS or Kei Islands both: ki, island group (c.550 sq mi/ 1,420 sq km), E Indonesia...chief island is Great Kai.
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/kei-islands.jsp?l=K&p=1   (945 words)

  
 The Agonist | Rogue sub sparks Japan sea alert
Hosoda said the submarine was found near Okinawa's Sakishima island chain, which lies close to islands disputed between China, Japan and Taiwan -- known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese.
Japan declared the Senkaku islands, 500 kilometres (310 miles) from Japan's Okinawa Island and 140 kilometres from Taiwan, as part of its territory in 1895 and they were temporarily put under US control after World War II.
The simmering territorial dispute came to the fore in the early 1970s, when China and Taiwan made their claims to the islands after oil deposits were confirmed in the area by a UN agency.
www.agonist.org:81 /story/2004/11/9/21393/1366   (5905 words)

  
 Unidentified sub puts Japanese navy on alert
Defense chief Yoshinori Ono "issued a maritime alert order" after the submarine was spotted near the Sakishima islands in southern Okinawa prefecture, Hosoda said.
Defense officials confirmed that two Chinese military vessels - a submarine rescue craft and a towing vessel - were spotted over the weekend 195 miles southeast of Tanegashima island, which is 620 miles from where the submarine was discovered.
The Sakishima islands lie in waters between the northeastern tip of Taiwan and Okinawa’s main island, 1,000 miles south of Tokyo.
www.showmenews.com /2004/Nov/20041110News017.asp   (264 words)

  
 Sakishima Islands - chain at south end of Japanese Archipelago
Sakishima Islands - chain at south end of Japanese Archipelago
The Sakishima Islands (先島諸島 Sakishima shoto) are an island chain located at the south end of the Japanese Archipelago.
They belong to the Southwest Islands and include Miyako-retto, Yaeyama-retto and Senkaku Islands.
www.japan-101.com /geography/sakishima_islands.htm   (97 words)

  
 Unidentified Submarine Spotted Off Japan
In January, the Japanese government declassified a report that Chinese naval vessels had entered the EEZ six times during 2003 “to survey subsea routes for Chinese submarines to enter the Pacific.” These incursions include two violations of Japan’s territorial waters by Ming class submarines in the vicinity of Kagoshima at the southern tip of Kyushu.
China and Taiwan have expressed interest in the islands since only 1968, when a United Nations Economic Commission for Asia report suggested there may be petroleum deposits in the seabed near the islets.
After the United States returned the islands to Japan in the 1972 Okinawa Reversion Agreement, China lodged a formal protest with the U.S. government.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1275999/posts   (2686 words)

  
 Japan chasing mystery submarine
It was spotted off the southern island of Okinawa, and left soon afterwards.
The sub was first spotted near the Sakishima islands, which lie about 120km (75 miles) south of the disputed Senkaku islands - known as the Diaoyu in Chinese.
The incident comes at a time of heightened tensions between the two countries, which are likely to become increasingly competitive in their hunt for natural resources to power their economies.
www.prisonplanet.com /articles/november2004/111104mysterysubmarine.htm   (428 words)

  
 Coral Calcium Mineral Supplements Help Osteoporosis, Muscle Pain and Much More.
Okinawa consists of 50 inhabited and 110 uninhabited islands scattered over an area of 621 miles (1,000km) from east to west and 250 miles (400 km) from north to south.
Yonaguni Island is located at Yaeyama Chain of islands of Sakishima Major Island Group in Okinawa and is also located at the western most point of Japan and 68 miles (110 km) from Taiwan.
We have heard some rumors but please ask this question directly to the suppliers, such as what island is the coral from, what is its deposit amount, and ask for authentic photos, the origin and its content of their products proving these fossilized coral sources.
www.greerink.com /nustore/coral3.html   (1089 words)

  
 Philately of the Ryukyus Islands, a presentation by Bert Kiener
The Ryukyu Islands extend from Kyushu (the southern part of the Japanese main islands) south to Taiwan.
There are 143 islands and islets separating the East China Sea from the Pacific Ocean.
The Japanese conquered the islands in the 17th century, and were first landed on March 26, 1945 by U.S. troops (the 7th Infantry Division).
www.fortunecity.com /olympia/tilden/186/ryukyu/p03.html   (157 words)

  
 Geography of Japan - Islands of Japan & Bodies of Water
Ryukyu Islands - between the islands of Kyushu and Taiwan
Minami Torishima - isolated island in the northwestern Pacific Ocean
Dejima artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki
www.japan-101.com /geography/index5.htm   (260 words)

  
 Mystery Sub Sparks Japan Alert - Unexplained Mysteries Discussion Forums
Surveillance aircraft detected the submarine near the southern island of Okinawa, and it left soon afterwards.
The Sakishima islands lie about 120km (75 miles) south of the disputed Senkaku islands, which are known as the Diaoyu in Chinese.
The Sakishima islands lie in waters between the northeastern tip of Taiwan and Okinawa's main island some 1,000 miles south of Tokyo.
www.unexplained-mysteries.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=26854&mode=linear   (1461 words)

  
 Asian Economic News: Strong typhoon expected to near islands in Okinawa late Sat
The season's 15th typhoon is expected to bring fierce winds, heavy rain and high waves to the islands through Sunday, the agency said.
The typhoon is expected to be within a 110-km radius of a point 120 km north of Ishigaki Island at midnight Saturday, and to be within a 150-km radius of a point 280 km north of Taipei in Taiwan at noon Sunday, the agency said.
Up to 200 millimeters of rain is expected in areas near Miyako and Ishigaki islands and 100 mm of rain in areas near Yonaguni Island in the 24 hours to noon Sunday, the agency added.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0WDP/is_2005_Sept_12/ai_n15403187   (286 words)

  
 Okinawa
Okinawa is an island that wasn't always a part of Japan, and has its own unique culture.
The Ryukyu Islands archipelago has an estimated population of 1,500,000, as of 1990.
In 1609, Lord Shimazu of the Satsuma Clan of Southern Japan conquered all of the RyuKyu islands.
members.aol.com /stodojo/oki.html   (677 words)

  
 Navionics: The Leader in Electronic Charts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Above graphic is representative of coverage areas, boundaries should not be considered precise.
Kholmsk in Russia, Japan & its Islands Sakishima-Gunto, Okinawa-Jima, Tokuno-Shima, Yaku-Shima, Tane-Ga-Shima.
Vladivostok in Russia, Korea, Dandong to Fuzhou in China, Hiroshima, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka in Japan.
www.navionics.com /Charts2.asp?ContinentID=2&RegionID=34&ChartSizeID=6&Classic=1&Gold=0   (39 words)

  
 Sakishima Islands -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Sakishima Islands -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
The Sakishima Islands (先島諸島 Sakishima shotō) are an island chain located at the south end of the (A string of more than 3,000 islands east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean) Japanese Archipelago.
They belong to the (additional info and facts about Southwest Islands) Southwest Islands and include the Miyako Islands, the (additional info and facts about Yaeyama Islands) Yaeyama Islands and the (additional info and facts about Senkaku Islands) Senkaku Islands.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/S/Sa/Sakishima_Islands.htm   (89 words)

  
 Big Big Forums - Japan on alert after sub scare
A P3C reconnaissance plane confirmed that the submarine had entered Japanese territorial waters near the Sakishima islands in southern Okinawa prefecture, but further details about the vessel had not yet been determined, Hosada said.
The Sakishima islands lie in waters between the northeastern tip of Taiwan and Okinawa's main island, some 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) south of Tokyo.
A P3C reconnaissance plane confirmed that the submarine had entered Japanese territorial waters near the Sakishima islands in southern Okinawa prefecture.
forums.bigbigsavings.com /showthread.php3?t=442480   (1781 words)

  
 Sakishima Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sakishima Islands (先島諸島 Sakishima shotō) are an island chain located at the south end of the Japanese Archipelago.
They belong to the Southwest Islands and include the Miyako Islands, the Yaeyama Islands and the Senkaku Islands.
This page was last modified 03:01, 10 October 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sakishima_Islands   (63 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.