Monday, October 23, 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”

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

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

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

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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