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  Senkaku Islands – FREE Senkaku Islands Information | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, Pictures, Information!
Senkaku Islands, small, uninhabited island group, 8 sq mi (20.7 sq km), Okinawa prefecture, extreme SW Japan, in the East China Sea.
The islands, also known as the Diaoyu Islands, are claimed by China and Taiwan, and have been a source of regional tensions.
Uotsuri-jima, the largest of a chain of islands known in Japan as the Senkaku Islands and in China as the Diaoyu Islands.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-SenkakuI.html   (941 words)

  
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The Nansei Islands in Japan, consisting of the Ryukyu and Senkaku Islands, were repeatedly connected with and disconnected from both the Eurasian Continent and the other Japanese islands during the Tertiary period.
Senkaku Islands are, although made up of only very small islands, a very valuable area with rich biota with high endemicity, formed in a warm subtropical climate and the longest isolation period in the Nansei Islands in Japan Archipelago from the Eurasian Continent and other islands.
As an example of the value, the Senkaku mole, which was described at 1991 from Uotsuri-jima Island, the largest island in the Islands, is endemic to this island at both the generic and specfic levels.
yokohata.sci.u-toyama.ac.jp /APPEAL.html   (3579 words)

  
  Senkaku Islands Dispute: Handle with Care   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The islands became a center of controversy between the three states only after the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE) reported that there might be existing hydrocarbon deposits in the waters off shore to the islands in 1968.
A solution to the Senkaku Islands dispute is an intermediate A-level national interest that may be necessary to the human development of the Japanese people because of their growing dependency on foreign oil and the economic wealth it could bring.
The Senkaku Islands are a great source of nationalistic pride for the Japanese and although this solution may not give them the sovereignty they seek like an international arbitrary court would, the Japanese people realize that their relationship with China is much more important than having a final winner and loser.
pubpages.unh.edu /~kfoss/a2senkakuislands.html   (2802 words)

  
 Japanese Militarism & Diaoyutai (Senkaku) Island - A Japanese Historian's View
The islands which are being called the Senkaku Islands in Japan and to which the Japanese Government claims title have historically been definitely China's territory.
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).
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)

  
 MOFA: The Basic View on the Sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands
Since then, the Senkaku Islands have continuously remained as an integral part of the Nansei Shoto Islands which are the territory of Japan.
These islands were neither part of Taiwan nor part of the Pescadores Islands which were ceded to Japan from the Qing Dynasty of China in accordance with Article II of the Treaty of Shimonoseki which came into effect in May of 1895.
Accordingly, the Senkaku Islands are not included in the territory which Japan renounced under Article II of the San Francisco Peace Treaty.
www.mofa.go.jp /region/asia-paci/senkaku/senkaku.html   (367 words)

  
 Senkaku Islands - disputed between Japan & China
The islands known as the Senkaku Islands (尖閣諸島; -Shoto) in Japanese and Diaoyutai Islands (釣魚台列嶼 Pinyin: Diàoyútái Lièdǎo) in Chinese are disputed islands administered by Japan but claimed by the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China.
The islands sit on the edge of the continental shelf, and are separated from the Ryukyu islands by a deep sea trench.
The Senkaku Islands were first documented during the Ming Dynasty, by royal visitors from Ming China to the Ryukyu Kingdom at the current Okinawa prefecture of Japan.
www.japan-101.com /geography/senkaku_islands.htm   (622 words)

  
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In Japanese the islands are always referred to as the Senkaku or Senkaku Gunto, a name derived from a Japanese translation of the name originally given to the islands by the British ("Pinnacle Rocks").
The islands came to the forefront of the talks when a group of anti-Treaty politicians from the LDP in Japan raised the issue in the Diet in an attempt to damage or halt the negotiations.
National pride concerning the islands is an issue for all sides particularly for the Chinese and Taiwanese given the recent history of Japanese aggression and the important part played by the anti-Japanese record in legitimating the CCP in China.
www.kent.ac.uk /politics/research/kentpapers/deans.html   (5472 words)

  
 The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance and the PRC | The Senkaku Islands Crisis
The Senkaku Islands (in Japanese) or the Diaoyutai Islands (in Chinese) are a small group of five islands (Uotsuri, Kita Kojima, Minami Kojima, Kuba and Taisho), three reefs and some above-water rocks that lie about 200 kilometers northwest of Taiwan and 400 kilometers west of Okinawa, measuring a mere 10km2 of land.
The PRC claims the Senkaku Islands as their own based on a mass of historical evidence dating back to the 13th century.
The Senkaku Islands issue is one that lights the hottest of nationalist fires on both sides of the conflict.
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 Asia Times Online - The trusted news source for information on Japan
The island chain accounts for only 20 square kilometers of land made up of the five islands and three rock outcroppings, yet it is far from an inconsequential no-man's land.
Yet the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands were not renounced in the San Francisco Treaty of 1951 when Japan renounced its claim over Taiwan and all other islands associated with Taiwan, which Japan cites as a clear indication that it has sovereignty over the Senkakus.
Geography seems to lend credence to the case that the islands are more a part of Taiwan than Okinawa (as they are closer to Taiwan, and are separated from Okinawa by a deep ocean trench), yet this same reasoning dictates that China's claim to these islands is largely dependent on its claim to Taiwan.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Japan/FE06Dh02.html   (1109 words)

  
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Protesters from Hong Kong and Taiwan have repeatedly tried to storm the Senkaku Islands to plant the Chinese flag and tear down a lighthouse built there by Japanese rightists staking their claim to the islets.
SENKAKU: Diaoyu to rival claimants China and Taiwan, the craggy islets lie between Taiwan and Okinawa in the East China Sea.
The island chain is surrounded by fishing grounds and is regularly occupied by nationalists of both sides.
www.ksdk.com /printfullstory.aspx?storyid=99275   (1310 words)

  
 Natural Resource Control is the Root of Conflict
In late March 2004, a group of seven mainland Chinese activists landed on one of the disputed Senkaku/ Diaoyu Islands in an effort to solidify China's claim to the small island chain, triggering the latest in a growing trend of brief spats between Tokyo, Beijing, and, to a lesser extent, Taipei.
Yet the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands were not renounced in the 1951 San Francisco Treaty when Japan renounced its claim over Taiwan and all other islands associated with Taiwan, which Japan cites as a clear indication that it has sovereignty over the islands.
Geography seems to lend credence to the case that the islands are more a part of Taiwan than Okinawa (as they are closer to Taiwan, and are separated from Okinawa by a deep ocean trench), yet this same reasoning dictates that China's claim to these islands is largely dependent on China's claim to Taiwan.
www.progress.org /2004/yt14.htm   (1177 words)

  
 The China-Japan Clash Over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands
The acknowledged boundary between China and Ryukyu until the demise of the Ryukyu Kingdom was somewhere in the sea east and south of the Diaoyu Islands (west and north of the Ryukyu Islands).
Whether the Diaoyu Islands, which were not called Senkaku by Japan until 1900, are implied in "islands appertaining or belonging to said island of Formosa" is an unsettled question.
The absence of mention of the Senkaku Islands in the Treaty definition of Nansei Shoto is a geographically correct usage of the term, but it was inconsistent with the Treaty intention that must have been to include the Senkakus.
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 Senkaku Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Chinese, the islands are known as the Diaoyutai Islands (Traditional Chinese: 釣魚台群島, Simplified Chinese: 钓鱼台群岛, pinyin: Diàoyútái Qúndǎo).
The formal position of China is that all the "unequal treaties" are null and void and thus the islands are still part of Taiwan province of China.
Taiwan and its surrounding islands were ceded to Japan in 1895 in the Treaty of Shimonoseki.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Senkaku_Islands   (1854 words)

  
 Questions Related to the Senkaku Islands and Perspectives for Their Resolution
The 1895 integration of the Senkaku Islands by the Japanese government into Japan's territory was internationally the first act of territorial possession of these islands; which in international law is regarded as possession and effective rule based on occupation.
As regards the grounds that the Senkaku Islands are their territory, both China and Taiwan insist that these islands have historically been China's inherent territory, and that Japan unjustifiably seized them by fully exploiting its victory in the first Sino-Japanese War.
The Senkaku Islands have been described in documents of both Japan and China because the Islands have since early times been one of the markers on the Ryukyu (Okinawa) to Fuzhou (China) sea route.
www.jcp.or.jp /english/e-senkaku.html   (1203 words)

  
 PINR - Senkaku/Diaoyu Island Dispute Threatens Amiability of Sino-Japanese Relations
Located 170 kilometers northeast of Taipei and 410 kilometers west of Okinawa, this island chain has been the center of a growing territorial dispute between China, Taiwan, and Japan since the late 1960s, when a U.N. survey suggested oil may be found in the continental shelf atop which these islands sit.
Yet the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands were not renounced in the 1951 San Francisco Treaty when Japan renounced its claim over Taiwan and all other islands associated with Taiwan, which Japan cites as a clear indication that it has sovereignty over the islands.
Geography seems to lend credence to the case that the islands are more a part of Taiwan than Okinawa (as they are closer to Taiwan, and are separated from Okinawa by a deep ocean trench), yet this same reasoning dictates that China's claim to these islands is largely dependent on China's claim to Taiwan.
www.pinr.com /report.php?ac=view_report&report_id=165   (1272 words)

  
 http://www.qando.net/ - About those Islands...
Senator Allen asked Jim Webb his position on the Craney Island project — a very important one which "could generate 54,000 jobs and pump an additional $1.7 billion into the [Virginia] economy" — and Jim Webb was forced to say he didn't know about it, or, indeed, even where Craney Island was located.
A search of the 2001-2006 Congressional Record [for "senkaku"] turns up "No records found with senkaku", and the last reference in the Congressional Record to Senkaku was in mid-1996.
Seems like the sort of thing Jim "I've known about the Senkaku Islands since I was 28 years old" Webb should have known before he demanded a position from a US Senator.
www.qando.net /details.aspx?Entry=4736   (1108 words)

  
 CNN.com - Beijing disputes Japan's islands claim - Jan. 3, 2003
Beijing has protested Tokyo's move to assert sovereignty over the disputed Senkaku islands, known as the Diaoyu in China, by renting three of the islets from their private owner.
The Japanese media reported earlier this week that the Japanese government had rented three islands of the Senkaku chain at a cost of $188,300 a year in an apparent attempt to boost Tokyo's claim over the territory.
Japan claimed the archipelago in 1895, and sold the islands to descendants of the original settlers in 1932.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/asiapcf/east/01/02/China.Japan/index.html   (367 words)

  
 Japanese Rock, Chinese Mushroom, America in the Cold by Mike Rogers
When possible oil reserves were discovered in the area near the islands in 1969 both Taiwan and China began to protest Japanese use of the islands.
China argues that Okinotorishima island, the southernmost island in the Japanese archipelago, is merely a rock, not an island, in an attempt to nullify Japan's claim of an exclusive economic zone around the small island, which is under Tokyo jurisdiction.
While Beijing acknowledges that Okinotorishima belongs to Japan, it stressed that it did not fall under the classification of an island as defined by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, but is instead a rock, which cannot be used to designate an exclusive economic zone, as the Japanese government has done.
www.lewrockwell.com /rogers/rogers202.html   (2624 words)

  
 China's Diaoyu Islands Sovereignty is Undeniable
Japan's claim for the islands is based on their inclusion in the Ryukyu island chain, which includes Okinawa.
Japan argues that surveys of the islands, which were made by the Japanese Government through the agencies of the Okinawa Prefecture from 1885 onwards, confirm that they were uninhabited and had no trace of Chinese control.
The Diaoyu Islands were included in the group of islands which the US returned to Japan in 1972 under the treaty.
english.people.com.cn /200305/25/eng20030525_117192.shtml   (1379 words)

  
 GLOCOM Platform - Debates
The remote and distinctly unscenic outcropping on which the maritime drama unfolded is one of several uninhabited islets in the East China Sea, lying between Japan's southern island-prefecture of Okinawa and Taiwan.
Japan calls the territory the Senkaku Islands, in China the islands are known as the Diaoyu, Taiwanese refer to them as the Tiaoyutai, and in English they are sometimes called the Pinnacle Islands.
On the day before the Senkaku incident, a 24-year-old former Chinese student, Wei Wei, pleaded guilty to brutally murdering a family of four in Fukuoka last June and dumping their bodies in the local bay.
www.glocom.org /debates/20040329_curtin_island/index.html   (1491 words)

  
 CNN.com - Rented islands strain Sino-Japanese relations - Jan. 1, 2003
Sino-Japanese relations may be further strained by a new flare-up in sovereignty disputes over the Senkaku islands, known as the Diaoyu in China.
Yomiuri reported that Tokyo began renting the islands in April 2002 after signing an $188,300 one-year contract with the owner, and the Japanese government plans to renew its contract after the current lease expires at the end of March.
Japan claimed the archipelago in 1895, and sold the islands to descendants of the original settlers in 1932.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/asiapcf/east/01/01/China.islets   (453 words)

  
 CNN.com - Rented islands strain Sino-Japanese relations - Jan. 1, 2003
Sino-Japanese relations may be further strained by a new flare-up in sovereignty disputes over the Senkaku islands, known as the Diaoyu in China.
Yomiuri reported that Tokyo began renting the islands in April 2002 after signing an $188,300 one-year contract with the owner, and the Japanese government plans to renew its contract after the current lease expires at the end of March.
In Hong Kong, a spokesman for the Protect the Diaoyu Islands Committee said the Japanese government's renting of the territory was even worse than actions such as rightist politicians planting flags on the islets.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/asiapcf/east/01/01/China.islets   (444 words)

  
 Asiaweek.com
Then in August, another Japanese nationalist group called the Senkaku Islands Defense Association set out for Uotsuri to erect a Japanese flag and a memorial to 75 former residents who died when the boat evacuating them sank in 1945.
The Senkaku Islands Defense Association is run by Megumi Tadahisa, who operates out of a cramped office in Naha, capital of Okinawa.
He says that the Senkaku population peaked at 249 in 1910; all were later evacuated because of wartime exigencies.
www.pathfinder.com /asiaweek/96/0920/nat1a.html   (551 words)

  
 ZNet - Senkaku Islands
The Senkaku Islands (or Diaoyu Islands under their Chinese name) is a group of five small volcanic islands and three "rocks" (considered too small for human habitation) located in the East China Sea, 410 kilometers southwest of mainland Okinawa, 170 kilometers northeast of Keelung, Taiwan, and 145 kilometers north-west of the Japanese Ishigaki Islands.
Japan's claim to the islands rests on their administration by Japan, which was uncontested from 1895 to 1971.
The Senkaku Islands are located on this Asian continental shelf, substantially west of the Okinawa Trough.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=7256   (1362 words)

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