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December 21, 2021

The Senkaku Islands Information Center of Ishigaki City is established.

The Senkaku Islands are an inherent part of the territory of Japan and a municipal administrative district of Ishigaki City, Okinawa Prefecture.


Numerous historical documents provide evidence of this, including primary sources such as the “letter of appreciation”sent by the Republic of China in 1920, as well as records indicating that, until the late1920s, the islands were inhabited by many people who engaged in economic activities, such as dried bonito manufacturing and feather collection.


Uninhabited since the late 1930s, pristine nature remains on the Senkaku Islands, with a large number of endangered species and unique flora and fauna having been confirmed. However, after a pair of goats were brought into the islands in the 1970s, wild goats have adversely impacted the ecosystem and are threatening rare species indigenous to the Senkaku Islands.


With the aim of ensuring that information on the Senkaku Islands, including the above historical documents and the situation of the natural environment, is understood correctly by many people, the Senkaku Islands Information Center of Ishigaki City was established with the support of donations (Furusato Nozei hometown tax).


We hope that many people will visit and deepen their interest in the Senkaku Islands.




Panels on the history and natural environment of the Senkaku Islands and replicas of historical records are exhibited



New administrative markers completed in August 2021
3D model of the Senkaku Islands




◆Free admission

Location: Ishigaki Ferry Terminal 2F, 1 Misakicho, Ishigaki City, Okinawa
Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Inquiries: Ishigaki City Planning and Policy Division (Tel) +81-980-82-1350


Planning and Policy Division, Planning Department

672 Maezato, Ishigaki City, Okinawa 907-8501

E-mail inquiry form