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    Yushan 玉山 Niitakayama 新高山  Taiwan (Formosa)

Kailing3 Dec 10, 2006

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Yushan Park 2006
Location
Yushan (Yu Shan) meaning Jade Mountain (Mount Jade or Mt. Jade) the main summit has an elevation of 3,952m / 12,966' in the Yushan Range (Yushan Mountains) of central Taiwan. Yushan has the highest elevation of any mountain on Taiwan. The peak is also the highest point in the western Pacific region aside from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. Yushan is the fourth highest elevation of any island mountain worldwide. Since 1985, Yushan is located in the Yushan National Park and borders the Taoyuan District, Kaohsiung County, Alishan, Chiayi County, Xinyi, Nantou County.

Wartime History
During the Japanese colonial era of Formosa between 1895–1945 known as Niitakayama 玉山 or Niitaka Mountain, Mount Niitaka or Mt. Niitaka and was the highest elevation in the Empire of Japan.

On December 2, 1941, the signal "Niitakayama Nobore 1208" (Climb Mount Niitaka 1208) [December 8, 1941]" was transmitted to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) to proceed with the Hawaii Operation and commence hostilities with a surprise attack against Pearl Harbor and Oahu. Because the Hawaii Operation happened across the International Dateline attack commenced during the morning of December 7, 1941.

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