Volcanic Nishinoshima still smoking, growing

Jul 25, 2014

Volcanic Nishinoshima still smoking, growing

Far-flung Nishinoshima Island is still smoldering and sending lava flowing from its craters into the Pacific Ocean, new aerial images showed Friday. The volcanic island some 1,000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo has merged with a volcanic islet that formed in November and ...

Apr 17, 2014

Drone deployed to monitor erupting volcanic island

Japan dispatched a drone last month to survey Nishinoshima Island, the erupting volcano in the Ogasawara chain about 1,000 km south of Tokyo, the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan said. The unmanned aerial vehicle will provide safer and cheaper data than conventional methods requiring ...

Jan 24, 2014

New 'island' may help enlarge EEZ

Continuing volcanic activity near the tiny island of Nishinoshima, some 1,000 km south of Tokyo, has given rise to the possibility that Japan’s exclusive economic zone may expand a fraction. The “new island” that emerged during a volcanic eruption last year, an event first ...

New volcanic islet joins with nearby Nishinoshima

Dec 26, 2013

New volcanic islet joins with nearby Nishinoshima

A new island about 1,000 km south of Tokyo has joined the neighboring island of Nishinoshima, the Japan Coast Guard said Thursday. The distance between the two islets narrowed to some 10 meters as of Tuesday. The new islet, which first emerged as a ...

From Osaka to remote island life

Oct 16, 2013

From Osaka to remote island life

by Satoshi Fujiwara

Seeking to reverse the exodus of young people to big cities, fishing industry operators on remote Nishinoshima in the Sea of Japan have waged a long-running campaign with the local town office to attract new talent to the area. The island’s fisheries union branch, ...