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  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   (162 words)

 A natural Japan that few tourists see - Travel & Dining - International Herald Tribune
Farthest from mainland Japan, closer to China and Taiwan, are the Yaeyama islands of the Okinawa chain.
This scattering of islands and islets, with no memory of wartime battles and no experience of being a base for U.S. Marines, is a world away from the sometimes politically tense atmosphere on Okinawa Island, some 400 kilometers away, where the Marines are based.
Kohama Island, with a population of 570, is struggling to define its strongest selling point, advertising itself as the land of sugar canes and the setting for "Churasan," a wildly successful television series about a local girl who moves to other parts of Okinawa and even Tokyo before returning to Kohama.
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 Species-oriented community-based resource management: A Case study from small-scale fisheries in the Yaeyama islands, ...
In the Yaeyama islands, which are located at the southwestern extremity of Japan and which count ten major islands, small-scale coastal fisheries are still among the most important commercial activities in this region (Ruddle and Akimichi 1989).
Yaeyama forms a part of the Ryukyu archipelago, extending from the southern tip of Kyushu to Yoyaguni island, close to Taiwan, and is characterized by its subtropical environments.
The coral reefs in Yaeyama and other parts of the Ryukyu archipelago are known for their extraordinary marine biodiversity, which exceeds that found in other tropical and subtropical areas such as the Philippines, New Guinea and the Great Barrier Reef (Masuda et al., 1984).
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 Yaeyama Islands travel guide - Wikitravel
The Yaeyama Islands are subtropical and even in winter temperatures rarely drop below 15°C, making the area a popular winter getaway, although it's often cloudy and usually a little too cold for sunbathing.
The main airport of the islands is Ishigaki.
Yaeyama's best-known dish is the ubiquitous Yaeyama soba (八重山そば), which bears little resemblance to soba on the mainland: the Yaeyaman version consists of white wheat noodles in a mild pork-based stock, garnished with chunks of pork (sōki), some slices of fish cake and red ginger.
wikitravel.org /en/Yaeyama_Islands   (986 words)

 Yaeyama Islands - Guide360.com Travel Guide
The Yaeyama Islands (八重山諸島 Yaeyama-shotō) are the westernmost part of Okinawa, Japan.
The Yaeyama Islands are the remotest and most southwestern part of Japan, closer to Taiwan than Okinawa Island, much less the mainland.
The Yaeyama Islands are about as off the beaten track as it gets in Japan, but each has its own distinct character.
www.guide360.com /destinations/Yaeyama_Islands   (1021 words)

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The relationship between the Yaeyama Islands and the neighbouring Okinawa Islands and the relationship between Yaeyama and distant Tokyo were also subjects which arose in formal and informal discussions.
The Yaeyama people experience a subtropical climate and their traditions, life style, vegetation and aspiration for their community are similar to that of Pacific island nations.
This Symposium was the beginning of a connection between the islands of the South Pacific and islands of this southernmost Japanese Prefecture.
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It was claimed by Peter Duncan (mariner), an American sea captain, in 1857 under the Guano Islands Act of 1856 because of its guano deposits, the third island to be claimed under this act.
Until the early 20th century, yonaguni was part of the larger yaeyama village, which included the neighboring yaeyama islands, but then became goethe masterpiece independent village in 1948.
Eagle airways is a regional airline based in hamilton, new zealand with 10 crew bases from kerikeri in the bay of islands to blenheim in the marlborough region.
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 All About Okinawa-The Islands
The islands are divided into three groups -- the Okinawa Islands centering around Okinawa itself, the Miyako Islands centering around Miyako, and the Yaeyama Islands centering around Ishigaki Island.
Islands off of central Okinawa include Henza and Miyagi Islands - Connected to Okinawa by reclaimed roads; Ikei Island - Connected to Miyagi Island by a bridge; Hamahiga and Tsuken Islands - Known for their agricultural activities and fishing.
Kudaka Island is considered to be the birthplace of the Ryukyus and various legends have been preserved for posterity.
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 Yaeyama Islands Travel literature
There was nothing for it but to see the guide wore the Okinawa costume and to listening to the Okinawa song for 30 min.
Taketomi island is located in the south of Ishigaki island, and it takes 10 min by high-speed ship.
On our way to Ishigaki island, we were excited in the high-speed ship...
www.gaia.h.kyoto-u.ac.jp /~higuchi/yaeyama_trip.htm   (342 words)

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This scattering of islands and islets, with no memory of wartime battles and no experience of being a base for United States Marines, is a world away from the sometimes politically tense atmosphere on Okinawa Island, some 250 miles away, where the Marines are based.
Taketomi Island, a 10-minute ride southwest of Ishigaki, is a flat, oval-shaped, 1,500-acre island, with a population of only 328.
About 11 square miles, the island has a coastline punctuated by caves and coral reefs, while the surrounding waters contain ruins that are several thousands of years old.
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 Iriomote Summary
It is the largest island of the Yaeyama group, with an area of 289 square kilometers.
the island's total population is less than 2,000, and infrastructure is limited to a single coastal road connecting the hamlets on the northern shore.
The Iriomote dialect of the Yaeyama language is spoken by some on the island.
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The administrative division of Yaeyama District, Okinawa covers all of the Yaeyama Islands except Ishigaki and the disputed Senkaku Islands.
Alaska has lots of attractions and few people the islands and towns of the southeastern panhandle are most easily reached by commuter plane.
It must be noted however that the rural sections of the island, especially in and around the resort towns of negril, montego tampa bay performing arts center and ocho rios, remain relatively safe.
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 Japan Yaeyama Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Name Yaeyama means that it is composed of eight islands, which are Ishigaki Is., Iriomote Is., Taketomi Is., and so on.
Most of the island is covered by primitive forest, and many ravines meander through there.
Therefore I asked her, "Where do you want to go?", but she replied, "I want to be in my island." I was very impressed that she, yet a child, had firm pride on her hometown having beautiful nature and warmhearted people.
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 Yaeyama language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yaeyama (Yaeyama: yaimamunii) is a language spoken by around 44,650 people in the Yaeyama Islands, south of the Miyako area of the Ryūkyūs.
The Ryūkyūan language split from Proto-Japonic when its speakers migrated to the Ryūkyū islands from mainland Asia.
Some of the pronunciations that disappeared from Japanese around the 8th century, Japan's Nara period, can still be found in the Yaeyama languages.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yaeyama_language   (356 words)

 History of Taketomi Island
The colony was made from the 15th century to the 16th century by the central part of an island.
Yaeyama also serves as the colony of the domain fief of Satsuma and it comes to reign over Yaeyama doubly from the domain fief of Satsuma and the Ryukyu dynasty henceforth.
However, with origin, the administrative organ in Yaeyama was left as it was until the NINTOU tax was also abolished in 1903.
www.napcoti.com /foreign/english/history/history.htm   (652 words)

 Metropolis - Japan travel: Yaeyama Islands (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Yaeyamas, even the tiny islands at their northern extremity are, in fact, closer geographically to Taiwan than mainland Okinawa.
Furthermore, the Yaeyamas were left comparatively unscathed by Japanese colonial policies in the last century, the pitched battles of World War II, and the effects of the subsequent American Occupation which continued until 1972.
The island is barely nine km in circumference so the main village is easily negotiated on foot or by bicycle.
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 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)

 Iriomote - World Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
While the second-largest of all Okinawa islands in size, Iriomote's population is barely over 2,000 and visitors, at over 150,000 a year, outnumber residents by almost 100:1.
90% of the island is covered in dense jungles and swampy mangroves, most of which are protected state land, and the island is unquestionably one of the few remaining great wildernesses of Japan.
Ohara, on the east coast, is the busiest port on the island and accessible in all but the very worst weather.
www.world-travel-guide.net /index.php?title=Iriomote   (1315 words)

 Yaeyama Islands Beach Vacation Guide
The main base for exploring the nine inhabited islands is Ishigaki-jima, though you can also stay on nearby Iriomote-jima, famous for its wild, wooded interior and unique wildlife population, or the delightful Taketomi-jima where a traditional Ryukyu way of life is most in evidence.
As with the Miyako Islands, the main reason for coming here is the spectacular diving and snorkelling opportunities, although trekkers and kayakers will also be inspired by the forest trails, rivers and indented coastline of Iriomote.
The third largest island in the Ryukyu chain, Ishigaki-jima is also the administrative centre of the Yaeyama Islands.
www.beach-vacation-guide.com /japan-okinawa-yaeyama.html   (566 words)

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This action was taken to avert a possible german occupation of the islands, which would have had very grave consequences for the course of the battle of the atlantic.
Until the early 20th century, yonaguni was part of the larger yaeyama village, which included the neighboring yaeyama islands, but then became an independent village in 1948.
The north atlantic ocean lies to the north of the islands, and the caribbean sea lies to the south.
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 » A short guide to Okinawa, Japan » Destination Asia
Consisting of 41 inhabited islands and 16 uninhabited islands, Okinawa has the only sub-tropical climate in Japan and as such is a major tourist destination for the Japanese, but not many foreign visitors make it to these shores.
The outer part of the island is made of precipitous cliffs, while the inside is flat plains.
On the west side of the island, the longest river in Okinawa, Urauchi River is running deep inland through dense mangroves and often likened to a little Amazon.
www.destinationasia.info /eastern-asia/a-short-guide-to-okinawa-japan   (1439 words)

 Yaeyama, Miyako lure visitors with beauty and intrigue - JapanUpdate.com - Okinawa News, Classifieds, Events, Culture, ...
The Miyako Island chain is roughly 300 kilometers south of the prefecture’s main island, and the Yaeyama island group is another 120 milometers farther south.
Ishigaki, heart of the Yaeyama islands, is the world’s leader in cultured fl pearls.
Iriomote the largest island in the Yaeyama group, is 80% jungle and is considered the least explored locale in Japan.
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 Seiren call of outer islands lures visitors - JapanUpdate.com - Okinawa News, Classifieds, Events, Culture, Forums, and ...
The island chain stretches from Gushikawa Village in the north, only a few hundred kilometers south of Japan’s Kyushu Island, to Taketomi Town in Hateruma Island of the Yaeyama group in the far south.
Ferries and commuter air flights are the key to reaching the principal islands to the west, south and east of Okinawa Island.
The Yaeyama Island Group is to the far south, 430 kilometers from Naha.
www.japanupdate.com /?id=6427   (1320 words)

 Hirata Tourism Inc. Yaeyama's Tourism Leader
The Yaeyama archipelago is located 450 kilometers southwest of mainland Okinawa.
With Ishigaki Island as its center, Taketomi, Kohama, Kuro, Hateruma, Iriomote, Yonaguni, Hatoma and Yufu islands belong to the group.
As reported by the Yaeyama Daily News today some people are still without full power and water restoration making it the 5th day.
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 Yaeyama Islands Travel literature
These pictures are the Ishigaki island seen from the ship.
Because of the strong wind, is your way you walk to a bit strange, Mr.
When we reach the Yufu island, we can see the trick world...
www2.gaia.h.kyoto-u.ac.jp /~higuchi/yaeyama_trip2.htm   (268 words)

 Lubee Bat Conservancy :: People, Plants, & Bats :: Regional Conservation Issues :: Japan & Taiwan
IUCN grading: Vulnerable B1 and 2c (Baillie and Groombridge, 1996) The Bonin Fruit Bat (P. pselaphon) is endemic to the Ogasawara islands (Bonin Islands) where it is found in small numbers on of Haha-jima and Titi-jima, and the Volcano Islands (Kazen-retto) of Iou, Minamiiou and Kitaiou/Hokou (Anon., 1991).
On the uninhabited islands of Kitaiou (bat population unknown) and Minamiiou (population estimated at a few hundreds in 1982 [Ishii, 1983]) the cause of the population decline is unknown, but development and loss of suitable habitat and food plants have been implicated (Matsumoto, 1978 and 1980).
Surveys and long term monitoring of the populations on the islands and the degree of threats from hunting and habitat loss are essential.
www.lubee.org /about-reg-japan.aspx   (1021 words)

 Okinawa.com Travel, Culture, Links and more - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Okinawa is the name for the island of Okinawa (Okinawa Shima) and the name of the 47th prefecture of Japan (Okinawa Ken) which includes not only the main island of Okinawa but also the southern islands of the Ryukyu archipelago.
The prefecture consists of 161 islands (44 inhabited and 117 uninhabited islands), and those islands span 1,000 kilometers from east to west and 400 kilometers from north to south.
Two northern island groups (Amami-Oshima and Okinawa) show evidence of southwarad migration from Kyushu, whereas in the two southern island groups (Miyako and Yaeyama) evidence points to Melanesian cultural strains from the South.
www.okinawa.com   (856 words)

 Ethnomusiclogy Kiosk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Originally from the Yaeyama Islands, this song has become a standard in the Okinawan repertoire.
The southern most islands of the Ryukyus are the Yaeyama group, some of which are quite close to Taiwan.
Yaeyama has its own folk and classical tradition and is some of the loveliest music in the Ryukyus.
aris.ss.uci.edu /rgarfias/kiosk/okinawa.html   (210 words)

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