Social structure and reproductive systems of tramp versus endemic ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Ryukyu Islands
. Pacific Science 49: 55-68.
Japan took control of the Ryukyu island
chain and Okinawa in 1879; moral globalization ensures that complaints of colonial injustice linger for generations
2002), Guam (Taylor and McIlwain, 2010), Ryukyu Islands
(Ebisawa and Ozawa, 2009), as well as from this study in Saipan Lagoon, show that females were prominent in the largest size classes and, except for females in Saipan Lagoon, were the largest recorded individuals (Table 2).
These islands, known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan and the Diaoyu Islands in China, are part of the larger chain of Ryukyu Islands
that extend southwest from the Japanese mainland.
CHINA/TAIWAN/JAPAN/TYPHOON SOUDELOR: Developments will be followed on Typhoon Soudelor which is gaining strength as it heads towards Taiwan, China, and Japan's Ryukyu Islands
Third, government-connected Chinese analysts have raised questions about Japan's ownership of the Ryukyu Islands
, and a few years ago the Chinese government published documents that seemed to imply part of the Korean Peninsula was historically Chinese.
Third, the Senkaku Islands were part of the areas whose administrative rights were reverted to Japan in 1972 under the "Agreement Between the United States of America and Japan Concerning the Ryukyu Islands
and the Daito Islands." The United States had used part of the Senkaku Islands as bombing and gunnery ranges until the mid-1980s.
Under UNCLOS, baselines are generally drawn at the low tide mark on land and strait baselines are allowed where the coast is "deeply indented" or has a "fringe of islands." (106) Coastal areas may include islands as base points in a strait-baseline delineation only where the resulting baselines do "not depart to any appreciable extent from the general direction of the coast." (107) Archipelagic states, which for Japan include the Ryukyu Islands
archipelago to the south of Japan encompassing most of the area opposite to China, are allowed to draw strait baselines "joining the outermost points of outermost islands." (108)
Computer models continue to show super typhoon Vongfong's track still seems to target Japan's Ryukyu Islands
, and then northeastward toward the Japanese mainland.
The white paper then goes on to mention that the Kingdom of the Ryukyu Islands
began to pay the Ming tribute in 1372.
The Senkaku Islands have been placed under the administration of the United States of America as part of the Nansei Shoto Islands, in accordance with Article III of the said treaty, and are included in the area, the administrative rights over which were reverted to Japan in accordance with the Agreement Between Japan and the United States of America Concerning the Ryukyu Islands
and the Daito Islands signed on 17 June 1971.
The disputed islands--known as Diaoyu to China, Senkaku to Japan and Diaoyutai to Taiwan--are located roughly due east of Mainland China, northeast of Taiwan, west of Okinawa Island, and north of the southwestern end of the Ryukyu Islands