Pinnacle Islands


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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.