February 18 According to a report by Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun on the 18th, several Japanese government officials revealed that the two islands originally located off the coast of Hokkaido may have disappeared due to earthquakes and other reasons, and the specific situation is under careful investigation.
Both islands cover an area of more than 100 square meters. One is the Yoda-inami Island, which is about 220 meters away from the city of COVID-19, which may sink to the bottom of the sea due to geological changes caused by the 2018 Hokkaido earthquake.
The other is the Tishou Minami Island, about 100 meters away from Hakodate City, or due to the construction of a seawall on the other side. Become part of land.
Relevant sources of the Japanese government said that by the end of 2020, at least 8 of Japan’s about 480 outlying islands could not confirm their location.
Since these outlying islands are the basis points of the territorial sea and the exclusive economic zone, their disappearance will have an impact on the territorial sea area.
The Japanese government will send people to confirm it and send aircraft to take aerial photos to modify the existing map.