Ogasawara islands

Suspected Chinese poachers thumb noses at Japanese authority as...
Crew members on this boat appear to be poaching coral. (Provided by Ogasawara islands fisheries cooperative)
After being brushed off by the crew of a third suspected Chinese vessel poaching coral in Japanese waters, Katsuhiko Ishii could not hide his anger.
Volcanic islet in Ogasawara chain still growing
The recently formed islet, which is connected to neighboring Nishinoshima island, continues its volcanic activity. The picture was taken from an Asahi Shimbun aircraft on April 7. (Shinichi Iizuka)
An islet formed by volcanic activity in the Ogasawara island chain far south of Tokyo continues to spew huge plumes of smoke from vents in the months after it was first...
Invasive lizards threaten Ogasawara Islands' ecosystem
A green anole eats a Meimura boninesis, an indigenous cicada on the Ogasawara Islands. (Provided by Akira Ozono)
OGASAWARA ISLANDS--On a remote isle in the Pacific Ocean, the Environment Ministry is waging a war against invasive lizards that have nearly wiped out indigenous species on a...
New volcanic island in Ogasawara chain gains solidity
Smoke rises from a new volcanic island off Nishinoshima island in the Ogasawara chain on Nov. 26. (Provided by the Japan Coast Guard)
Lava is flowing in two directions from craters on a new island south of Tokyo, giving the islet further solidity and a better chance of withstanding erosion, the Japan Coast...
Japan's newest volcanic island growing, looks to be permanent
Lava and debris erupt from a new volcanic island, which was spotted near the uninhabited island of Nishinoshima in the Ogasawara chain. (Hiroki Endo)
Japan’s newest island looks like it will be here to stay, according to reports from an Asahi Shimbun observation aircraft that flew over the island in the Pacific Ocean on...
Japan counts on survival of new island to expand territorial waters
The Asahi Shimbun
Government officials are banking on the survival of a new island south of Tokyo to widen Japan’s territorial waters, even though expansion would be minimal and not affect...
Undersea volcano forms islet south of Tokyo
Volcanic activity continues on Nov. 21 at a new islet that was spotted near Nishinoshima island by the Japan Coast Guard the previous day. (Hiroshi Kawai)
An undersea volcanic eruption has formed an island in the Pacific Ocean about 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo, the first new land in Japanese waters in 27 years.
Tourism up, common sense down, on Ogasawara islands
Greenery on the mountain is recovering on Mimamijima island in Ogasawara. (Yusuke Fukui)
OGASAWARA ISLANDS--With its listing as a World Natural Heritage site, the Ogasawara island chain has faced an inevitable surge in tourists--and among them visitors lacking...
Tokyo estimates giant quake would kill 1,774 islanders, liquefy...
The Asahi Shimbun
Nearly 1,800 islanders would likely perish if a massive earthquake struck along the Nankai Trough on the Pacific side of Japan's mainland, a study says.
Abe to visit Chichijima amid treaty ceremony protests
The Ogasawara island chain, with Chichijima island in the background (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Plans by the Japanese government to hold a ceremony commemorating the San Francisco Peace Treaty on April 28 are facing criticism from islands that were forsaken in the...
Deep-sea giant squid captured on video for first time
A silvery giant squid is captured on video for the first time. (Provided by Japan Broadcasting Corp. (C) NHK/ NEP/ DISCOVERY CHANNEL)
A team led by Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) has shot the first videos of the elusive giant squid, the largest invertebrate on the planet, in its natural environment.
'Extinct' shearwater species found in Ogasawara Islands
A protected shearwater in Chichijima island, part of the Ogasawara Islands south of Tokyo, in 2005 (Provided by the Institute of Boninology)
A species of shearwater thought to have been extinct for 20 years has been discovered in the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo.
Tourism up, common sense down, on Ogasawara islands
Greenery on the mountain is recovering on Mimamijima island in Ogasawara. (Yusuke Fukui)
OGASAWARA ISLANDS--With its listing as a World Natural Heritage site, the Ogasawara island chain has faced an inevitable surge in tourists--and among them visitors lacking...
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