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a chain of 55 islands in the western Pacific to the to the southwest of Japan (returned by United States to Japan in 1972)

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administered Nansei Shoto and other Ryukyu Islands until they were returned to Japan under the Okinawa Reversion Treaty which was signed on June 17, 1971 and entered into force on May 15, 1972.
Nansei said it would maintain the refining units so they could be restarted.
Itino, "Behavioral differences between two ant cricket species in nansei islands: host-specialist versus host-generalist," Insectes Sociaux, vol.
The Japanese Self-Defense Forces are hoping to acquire the US Marines' know-how to boost the defense of the Nansei Islands in southern Japan.
The National Defense Ministry criticized Japan for "creating tensions with neighboring countries over disputes involving sovereignty by strengthening military deployment in the Nansei Islands" in Okinawa Prefecture, in an apparent reference to Japan's plan to nationalize the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, controlled by Japan but claimed by China and Taiwan.
The revised NDPG will moreover be accompanied by a historic overhaul of Japan's military strategy and capability, with military weight shifting from Hokkaido to the Nansei Islands and with further upgrades in the country's naval and coastguard capabilities (Japan National Defense Program Guidelines, December 17, 2010).
TOKYO - Petroleo Brasileiro SA on Monday expressed its readiness to sell its wholly owned oil refining subsidiary Nansei Sekiyu K.K.
It is essential to reinforce cooperation and improve joint drills between the JCG and the Self-Defense Forces, which attach great importance to the protection of the Nansei Islands.
Japanese edition 1972 as [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [Kanbarando nansei Taiheiyo: Osutoraria, Nyu Jirando oyobi Taiheiyo kinrin tosho], [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [Asakura Shoten, Tokyo].
Four Clinton residents were among the recent graduates from Framingham State College: Michael Burdett, who earned a bachelor's degree; Nansei Ikeue Hansen, who earned a bachelor's degree; Jeffrey Maxwell, who earned a bachelor's degree; and Eric Denoncourt, who earned a master's degree.
million barrels of crude to the storage facilities of Nansei Sekiyu KK., an
As for Jones, ten combat missions flown between January 3 and 15, 1945, in the vicinity of Formosa, China, French Indo-China, and Nansei Shoto earned him his third and fourth Air Medals.
TOKYO - Brazilian state-owned oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, known as Petrobras, is in talks to buy Japanese refiner Nansei Sekiyu KK based in Okinawa Prefecture, sources close to the negotiations said Friday.
The season's 16th typhoon may then pass through the Chugoku or Shikoku region as it is expected to speed up and move eastward, the agency said, warning of heavy rain, strong wind and high waves in wide areas from the Nansei Islands to eastern Japan.
``At least we've got to sample a little of the local culture in Hishino, which is a modest-sized town with a fishing harbour on Tanega Shima, one of the Nansei Islands just off the south-western tip of Japan.