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 ...