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I·wo Ji·ma

 (ē′wə jē′mə, ē′wō)
The largest of the Volcano Islands of Japan in the northwest Pacific Ocean east of Taiwan. The island was the scene of severe fighting during World War II.
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Iwo Jima

(Placename) an island in the W Pacific, about 1100 km (700 miles) south of Japan: one of the Volcano Islands; scene of prolonged fighting between US and Japanese forces until taken by the US in 1945; returned to Japan in 1968. Area: 20 sq km (8 sq miles). Official Japanese name: Iō-tō
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I•wo Ji•ma

(ˈi wə ˈdʒi mə, ˈi woʊ)
one of the Volcano Islands, in the N Pacific, S of Japan: under U.S. administration after 1945; returned to Japan 1968.
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Noun1.Iwo Jima - the largest of the Volcano Islands of JapanIwo Jima - the largest of the Volcano Islands of Japan
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
2.Iwo Jima - a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)Iwo Jima - a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Pacific, Pacific Ocean - the largest ocean in the world
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Though a tiny volcanic crag, the island -- now called Ioto or Iwoto on Japanese maps -- was deemed strategically important because it was being used by the Japanese to launch air attacks on American bombers.
TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Iwoto Island on Sunday to attend a memorial service at the site of one of the most grueling battles against the United States during the closing days of World War II, the government said Wednesday.
"We must have (North Korea) realize that provocative actions will never bring any benefit," Abe told reporters as he visited Iwoto Island in the Pacific.
Some 22,000 Japanese soldiers are thought to have died on the island, which lies some 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) south of Tokyo and is officially known as Iwoto, but the remains of most of them have yet to be recovered.
As of 1 p.m., the typhoon was located 100 km north of Iwoto Island, traveling at a speed of 35 kph with an atmospheric pressure of 985 hectopascals at its center.
A government team tasked with recovering the remains of Japanese soldiers who died on Iwoto Island during World War II has found a radio transmitter believed to have been used to send the final telegram before the Imperial Japanese Army made the last organized assault on U.S.
Local communities have been irked by the possible relocation of the so-called field carrier landing practice on the island in southwestern Japan from Iwoto Island in the Pacific due to concerns over noise, with the heads of four municipalities in the area having staked out their opposition.
Remains of 822 Japanese war dead found on Iwoto Island in FY 2010