Ishigaki Island is located in the Yaeyama Islands (Yaeyama Island Group) in the Sakishima Islands in the Okinawa Prefecture in Japan. Also known as Ishigakijima or Ishigaki-jima or Ishigaki Jima. Second largest island in the Yaeyama Islands (Yaeyama Island Group). Surrounded by the East China Sea. Borders Iriomote Island (Iriomote Jima) to the west.
During World War II, many residents of Ishigaki were forcibly made to take refuge on Iriomote Island.
American missions against Ishigaki
June 24, 1945
Ishigaki City 石垣市
Located at the southwestern corner of the Ishigaki Island.
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August 25, 2018