Ishigaki City council votes to rename Tonoshiro to Tonoshiro Senkaku in a move expected to increase tensions with Japan’s neighbors

Ishigaki City council votes to rename Tonoshiro to Tonoshiro Senkaku in a move expected to increase tensions with Japan’s neighbors

Ishigaki city council voting to rename an area of the disputed Senkaku Islands. June 22, at the Ishigaki City Council


June 22, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

Ishigaki – The Ishigaki City Council (Hideyuki Taira, president) passed a resolution to rename an area under the city’s authority that contains the Senkaku Islands from “Tonoshiro” to Tonoshiro Senkaku” by majority vote during their final regular meeting of the month on June 22.

The move is bound to increase tensions with both China and Taiwan, who also claim ownership of the islands, affecting diplomacy with Japan’s neighbors.
(English translation by T&CT and Sam Grieb)

Photograph: Ishigaki city council voting to rename an area of the disputed Senkaku Islands. June 22, at the Ishigaki City Council

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