Saturday, February 25, 2017

Environment

Worldwide: Volcanic Eruption Islands – Changing the Planet’s Geo-Political Boundaries

Volcanic Eruption in Tonga - Photo Courtesy of AP Photo / Military of Foreign Affairs Tonga

Inspired by a new map plotting the world’s most recently natural formed pieces of land Private Island News takes a closer look at six volcanic eruption islands which are here to stay.

Volcanic Eruption in Tonga – Photo Courtesy of AP Photo / Military of Foreign Affairs Tonga

During the past couple …Read More: Worldwide: Volcanic Eruption Islands – Changing the Planet’s Geo-Political Boundaries

Breaking Island News

Japan: An Island is Born – New Volcanic Island Continues to Grow and Grow

Snoopy Island, Japan - Photo courtesty of http://kingdomofstyle.typepad.co.uk

The world’s newest island, Nishino-Shima, now boasts another impressive title: that of the world’s fastest growing island. Private Island News takes a look at the latest developments

Snoopy Island, Japan – Photo courtesty of http://kingdomofstyle.typepad.co.uk

Back in November 2013, Private Island News reported on the birth of a brand new island 1,000 …Read More: Japan: An Island is Born – New Volcanic Island Continues to Grow and Grow

Breaking Island News

Japan: This Brand New Island Has A Very Famous Face

Snoopy Island, Japan - Photo courtesty of http://kingdomofstyle.typepad.co.uk

A volcanic island recently formed off the coast of Tokyo has merged with the neighbouring uninhabited island of Nishino-Shima, taking on a cartoonish appearance as it does so.

Snoopy Island, Japan – Photo courtesty of http://kingdomofstyle.typepad.co.uk

A newly formed island located within the world’s most seismically active region has become an unlikely …Read More: Japan: This Brand New Island Has A Very Famous Face

Island Issues

Japan: Huge Volcanic Eruption Triggers Creation of New Island in Pacific Ocean

Volcanic Eruption in Japan - Courtesy of Yahoo News

A huge volcanic eruption has created a new island in Japan’s Ogasawara Archipelago, just short of 1,000 km to the south of Tokyo.

Volcanic Eruption in Japan – Courtesy of Yahoo News

Located in the Ogasawara Archipelago, some 1000 km to the south of Tokyo, the 200 meter diameter islet looks set …Read More: Japan: Huge Volcanic Eruption Triggers Creation of New Island in Pacific Ocean

Environment

Asia: Thousands of Tourists Flock to Japan’s Adorable “Rabbit Island”

(Japan's unusual Rabbit Island, Okunoshima)

It’s a mystery how this small island became home to so many fluffy bunny rabbits, but cute-obsessed Japanese tourists can’t get enough of Okunoshima.

(Japan’s unusual Rabbit Island, Okunoshima)

When it comes to dramatic island makeovers, the story of Okunoshima has to be one …Read More: Asia: Thousands of Tourists Flock to Japan’s Adorable “Rabbit Island”

Governments buying Islands

Asia: The Story Behind the Disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands

(The remote East China Sea islands)

Leaving aside the politics of Asia’s most hotly contested island territory, just what are the essential facts to know about this small group of privately-owned isles?

(The remote East China Sea islands)

To the Chinese, they are the Diaoyu Islands, while the Japanese have long regarded them as …Read More: Asia: The Story Behind the Disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands

Governments buying Islands

Asia: Japan Raises 1 Billion Yen to Buy Senkaku Islands

(Image/Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)

The Governor of Tokyo has a simple solution for maintaining control over hotly disputed islands also claimed by the Chinese and Taiwanese governments – just buy them!

(The disputed Senkaku Islands, in the East China Sea)

It may be surprising that a few isolated snippets of land could cause so …Read More: Asia: Japan Raises 1 Billion Yen to Buy Senkaku Islands

Breaking Island News

Asia: A Real Island Hermit Found Near Okinawa

(Sotobanari Image Courtesy of Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)

Japan’s balmy tropical islands in the area of Okinawa seem like an ideal place to set up camp and live like a hermit, and one 76-year old man has done just that for more than two decades.

(Sotobanari Image Courtesy of Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)

When it …Read More: Asia: A Real Island Hermit Found Near Okinawa

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