Ryukyu Islands

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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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Reproductive and sexual characteristics in five Lethrinus species in waters off the Ryukyu Islands.
216) This would seemingly render any attempt to draw a strait baseline from the Japanese Ryukyu Islands to the uninhabited Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands inappropriate.
The San Francisco Peace Treaty stipulates the US "as the sole administering authority" over "Nansei Shoto south of 29 degree north latitude (including the Ryukyu Islands and the Daito Islands)" (1951, Article 3).
Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, the Legislature of the Government of the Ryukyu Islands unanimously voted for a resolution for Okinawa's return to Japanese rule, quoting the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Two new goby species of the genus Eviota from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan (Teleostei: Gobiidae).
military, then, resulted in the linkage of the Diaoyu [Senkaku] Islands with the Ryukyu Islands and prevented their disassociation from the Ryukyus.
The Islands remained under US control from 1945 to 1972 as part of the United States Civil Administration of the ryukyu Islands.
Article I of the Okinawa Reversion Treaty defines the term "the Ryukyu Islands and the Daito Islands" as "all territories with their territorial waters with respect to which the right to exercise all and any powers of administration, legislation and jurisdiction was accorded to the United States of America under Article 3 of the Treaty of Peace with Japan.
The United States saw the Senkakus as part of the Ryukyu Islands in the wake of the 1952 San Francisco Peace Treaty with Japan and today states that the islands are under the jurisdiction of the U.
Distribution: Australia, Melanesia, Philippines, Caroline Islands, Ryukyu Islands.
Between 1812 and 1814, major volcanic events occurred on Saint Vincent in the Caribbean, Awu in Indonesia, in the Ryukyu Islands in Japan and Mayon in the Philippines.
Before the offshore resources came to light, China's maps and the Chinese government recognized the Senkaku Islands as part of the Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa Prefecture).
6 magnitude earthquake struck on Sunday east of Taiwan, about 73 miles south southwest of Ishigaki-jima in Japan's Ryukyu islands, the U.
KARATE was invented on the Japanese Ryukyu Islands in 1429 after the government banned the use of weapons.