Ishigaki, Okinawa

city in Okinawa prefecture, Japan

Ishigaki (石垣市, Ishigaki-shi) is a Japanese city in Okinawa Prefecture. The city is the most southern city in Japan.[1]

Map of Okinawa Prefecture showing city of Ishigaki
Satellite view of Ishigaki Island

History change

Ishigaki was established in 1908 as Yaeyama Village. In 1914 it was renamed to Ishigaki Village. It grew to become a town in 1926 and a city in 1947.[2]

The Senkakus were included in the village of 1908, in the village of 1914, in the town in 1926, and in the city in 1947.[2]

In 2013, the New Ishigaki Airport (新石垣空港, Shin-Ishigaki Kūkō) opened.[3]

Geography change

The city includes Ishigaki Island and the Senkaku Islands.

References change

  1. "Introducing Ishigaki-jima" at; retrieved 2013-2-25.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Okuhara, Toshio. (1971). "The Territorial Sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands and Problems on the Surrounding Continental Shelf," 15 The Japanese Annual of International Law, 97, 98; retrieved 2013-3-5.
  3. Gulsac, Elaine. "Access of the Yaeyamas," New York Times.March 17, 2013; retrieved 2013-3-21.

Other websites change

  Media related to Ishigaki, Okinawa at Wikimedia Commons

24°20′26″N 124°9′20″E / 24.34056°N 124.15556°E / 24.34056; 124.15556