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This website is operated by the OPRI Center for Island Studies, SPF (OPRI Center for Island Studies below). The aim of the site is to present scholarly research on island issues by specialists in the field, as well as reports on relevant debate in the global community and on developments in island-related areas, to help promote deeper understanding.
On this site we provide content in the following categories.
Research: English translations of papers originally published in Japanese in Tosho Kenkyu Journal.
Readings: Reports on international conferences and other nonresearch articles originally published in Japanese in Tosho Kenkyu Journal.
Info Library: Data sheets and other resources on Japan’s islands and island issues.
Briefs: Short updates on noteworthy developments in the field of island studies.
About Us: Information on the OPRI Center for Island Studies, which operates this site.
We make every effort to produce English translations that are faithful to the information and form of the Japanese source texts while remaining readable and informative to the readers.
Japanese terms are written using the Hepburn romanization scheme, with macrons indicating long vowels. Japanese, Korean, and Chinese names are written in the traditional order, with surname first.
In principle, we spell the names of Japanese islands and other geographical features based on the names used by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. Some exceptions are made for features with alternative names that have gained wide currency in the English-language world. Please refer to the list of Japanese Islands’ names on this website.
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