Japan’s Yonaguni Island, the United States after 1945 who have been ruled 20 years (Figure)
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??”International Herald Tribune” correspondent Guo Yina, from the bottom of the forest, Tokyo, Beijing and Yonaguni Island, the area of ??only 28 square kilometers of the island, a mysterious and beautiful island, played in Japan, 100 Fam list. This rich herbs, rich in fishery resources, said the submarine also has a huge castle ruins, full of original, natural state. However, there has been no out of the crisis of survival.
twenty years of U.S. domination
According to statistics, in 1510 the island was incorporated with that country under the sway of the Ryukyu Kingdom. Currently the island is still known as the Ryukyu and that Mandarin dialects. 1879 with the forced occupation of the Ryukyu Kingdom, was incorporated into Japan. In 1945 the United States rule. In 1971 the U.S. military will Okinawa to the Japanese government.
Yonaguni is also known as “islands.” In Japanese, “Islands” means the location is far away from the administration of the island, Japan had more than 6800 islands, many islands are local economic development is relatively less developed. Yonaguni Island is one of them.
island residents are concentrated in the north of the Zuna Island, long island west of the Ministry of good, than the River Island south of the three villages. Small island do not have a high school, all junior high school graduates had to leave their homes to other areas to continue their education. The island’s five primary and secondary schools by the number of students in 1972 was reduced to 183 771 people. Medical environment is relatively poor, due to lack of doctors, clinics from January to stop the pregnancy examination project. This is to some extent, the problem has intensified the low birth rate, forming a vicious circle.
recent years, the island’s dwindling population, now less than 1,600 people, where labor has become scarce resources. The island in order to maintain the normal operation of existing enterprises, trying to attract young people to the island to work off the island. In the island’s official website, the reporter saw a team of volunteer recruitment revelation of agriculture, the island people to your farm to work off the island, in addition to payment of wages, but also reimbursement of travel expenses back and forth for 80%.
who clamor for “backward Taiwan”
in order to survive and self-reliance, small island not only think of the Self-Defense Forces, “Please come in,” and even thought of. ” go out. ”
island with that country radio, you can hear a bit of a turn from the other side of Hualien in Taiwan if the island fishing wireless communication often heard the dialogue between Taiwan’s fishing boats. Yonaguni to rely heavily on contact with the other side. One of the most typical example is the U.S. military occupation of the island after the war had been for decades, and that stopped the U.S. military during the island’s trade with the island of Taiwan, the island’s population of 2 million people by the sharp peak reduced to less than 2,000 people.
2006 years, islanders have been meeting to discuss “along with the central government of Japan, as the side of Taiwan” and made a number of the sea to the other side of Hualien and the exchange of suggestions, such as “Let the Yonaguni issue its own passports to use, “” may issue and Hualien common currency “,” Let the Yonaguni and Hualien to freedom of movement “and so on, the Japanese government almost bug-eyed.
that Taiwan media dubbed Yonaguni is “fighting for independence.” In fact, not so much what “independence”, as it is to be “independent” as the Yonaguni Zaixing chips, the Japanese government began to pay attention to this issue.
island, after all, only 110 kilometers away from Taiwan, and later beginning in 2007, the island opened direct flights to Taiwan, Lotus, and Lotus city set up a “Yonaguni-cho, city liaison office in the Lotus” . Tourism also made many trips to the island of Taiwan, to attract Taiwanese tourists. Also proposed in the future to the island, “added Chinese education” policy.
the “introduction of” self-defense, the island’s residents, there have been dissenting voices, that “this decision was too sudden. Island’s independence can not rely on self-defense.” However, to maintain freedom in the choice of quiet life, or as soon as possible to get rid of the crisis of survival, the island government may also hesitate to choose the latter.
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