Skip to comments.280 remote islands to be nationalized (Japan)
Posted on 01/09/2014 8:33:22 AM PST by mojito
The government will nationalize about 280 islands whose ownership is unknown out of the about 400 remote islands that serve as markers for determining Japans territorial waters, the state minister for oceanic policy and territorial issues has announced.
Under the plan, announced Tuesday, the government will complete its search for the islands owners by June. Islands whose owners have not been tracked down by then will be registered on the national asset ledger.
The move aims to clarify the governments intention to protect territories and territorial waters by designating remote islands as important national territories, and to reinforce the management of marine resources and national security.
The search for owners was started in August last year by the Headquarters for Ocean Policy, led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. About 50 of the islands are inhabited and about 350 uninhabited. Owners of about 70 uninhabited islands have been tracked down. However, it remains unknown whether 280 islands have owners.
The Civil Code stipulates that land with no owner will be attributed to state coffers.
Registering [remote islands] as Japans national assets would send a message that we intend to strengthen management of them, Ichita Yamamoto, the state minister for oceanic policy and territorial issues, said at a press conference. The government must accurately grasp the state of these remote islands.
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I doubt China is interested. They don't want to work for anything.
A response to China’s recent bullying, defining exactly what is Japanese territory.
You’re probably right....but does Japan have property tax the way the USA does?
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As long as they don’t include Wake, Guadalcanal, New Britain....
What has taken them so long???
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That’s an excellent map that I have not seen before.
Thanks for posting it.
click pic for source
Japan should take inventory on what is and is not theirs. After a complete update, they can consider moving the remaining population from the Fukushima provinces, that are still aglow with dangerous radiation nobody wants to talk about.
Good... I like Japan... I despise china.
-— Good... I like Japan... I despise china. -—
The governments? That makes sense.
OTOH, the Chinese people have been very open to Christianity, unlike the Japanese, who have been notoriously difficult to evangelize.
I only referenced their governments.