Goto-retto

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Goto-retto

(gōtō`-rĕt`tō), group of more than 125 islands, 249 sq mi (645 sq km), Nagasaki prefecture, in the East China Sea, off W Kyushu, Japan. Fukue is the largest island. Whaling and fishing are the major occupations.
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3 million square meters - the equivalent area of 134 professional baseball stadiums - at multiple locations, covering roughly 25 percent of the small island of Ukujima, part of the Goto Islands off the coast of Nagasaki, Japan.
A floating turbine with an output capacity of 100 kw began a trial operation in August off one of the Goto Islands, Nagasaki Prefecture.
Zhang Tianxiong, 47, was taken into custody along with 10 of his crew members by the Japanese coastguard on Sunday when sailing near the Goto islands off Nagasaki in southwestern Japan.
According to the Nagasaki Coast Guard Office, the 135-ton boat, captained by Zhang Tianxiong, 47, tried to flee after a patrol ship asked it to stop for an inspection near the Goto islands in southwestern Japan at 10:30 a.
ON PLANNING A TRIP TO THE GOTO ISLANDS IN JAPAN Got to Go to Goto.
KITAKYUSHU, Japan - A fishing boat carrying 10 crew members went missing and might have capsized Tuesday off the Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture, the Japan Coast Guard said.
4 Kyodo The bodies of four crew members of a South Korean fishing boat that capsized Wednesday off the Goto Islands in the East China Sea have been recovered, the Maritime Safety Agency said Thursday.
The 4,160-ton Kae Chuck Jin capsized in international waters about 30 kilometers north of the Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture, southwestern Japan, the MSA officials said.
Japanese authorities said the captain had refused to stop for an inspection near the south-westerly Goto Islands on Sunday.
In the meantime, residents of Goto city in the southwestern part of Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture are working to invite retiring baby boomers to move in and use farms left abandoned to grow crops.
President Yasumasa Ishida, 28, told a news conference, ''We are considering adding remote islands to our cargo destinations,'' citing the Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture and Tanegashima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture as possibilities.
3 constituency, expressed his intention to retire at a local LDP chapter meeting Sunday in Fukue, the main city in the Goto Islands, Nagasaki Prefecture, saying he will not run in the next general election, according to the aides.