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After flourishing through trade with Taiwan right up until just after the end of World War II, the island of Yonaguni in Okinawa Prefecture is now a shadow of its former self, 50 years after the prefecture’s return to Japanese rule.

Some local residents look back fondly at the prosperous times when trade was thriving between Japan’s westernmost island and Taiwan, which is located only around 110 kilometers away.

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