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Pinnacle Islands: see Senkaku IslandsSenkaku Islands
, small, uninhabited island group, 8 sq mi (20.7 sq km), Okinawa prefecture, extreme SW Japan, in the East China Sea. Located 90 mi (45 km) NNW of Ishigaki in the Ryukyu Islands, the group comprises five generally low-lying coral islands and scattered islets.
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Dawson (1894) reported seeing several polar bears climbing on the steep rocky slopes of Pinnacle Island
, where myriads of seabirds were nesting.
The Chinese call them the Diaoyu Islands, and on foreign maps in the past they have been called the Pinnacle Islands