Island breaks in the city

May 22, 2014

Island breaks in the city

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Even if you don’t have time to leave the city, there’s nothing to stop you taking an island break this weekend. Tokyo Island Fair Shimajiman 2014 is presenting the lifestyle of Japan’s islands Oshima, Toshima, Niijima, Shikinejima, Kouzushima Miyakejima, Mikurajima, Hachijojima, Aogashima and Ogasawara ...

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 ...

New volcanic islet here to stay, for now

Dec 10, 2013

New volcanic islet here to stay, for now

A new island created by a volcanic eruption off a remote islet’s coast is here to stay — for now at least, scientists said Tuesday, adding the new land mass could withstand erosion for several years. Lava that was dramatically vented when an undersea ...

Volcano rises from sea to form new islet

Nov 21, 2013

Volcano rises from sea to form new islet

by Magdalena Osumi

A smoking cone emerged Wednesday from the Pacific during a volcanic eruption, forming a new islet about 1,000 km south of Tokyo in the Ogasawara chain, and the government hopes its arrival will be an avenue to extending Japan’s ocean territory. The islet was ...