时间：2019-09-26 13:40:31 来源：兴趣培训 浏览：7903 次
Japan's Maritime Security Agency said Thursday that an uninhabited island in northern Hokkaido had "disappeared" in the sea. Japan's territorial waters may have disappeared because of this small island, shrinking by about 0.03 square kilometers, less than the area of a Tokyo giant egg (0.047 square kilometers).
After four months of searching, the Japanese government finally confirmed today that the Esanbe Nose North Island (North Island of Rabbit Nose), situated about 500 meters off the coast of Shifucun, northeastern Hokkaido, disappeared, leaving only shallow shallow shoals.
The news of "the disappearance of Bibei Island" came out as early as the end of October 2018. According to the All-Japan News Network, Bibei Island is located about 500 meters off the coast of Akira Village in northeastern Hokkaido. According to local residents, since the 1970s, Bibei Island has existed, but at the end of October last year, the island was observed under the sea water with naked eyes. Local fishermen also said that it was impossible to confirm the existence of the island. Fishermen had to rely on maps and experience to avoid hitting reefs.
According to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, if the island "disappears", it means that Japan's territorial sea line will retreat half a kilometer. But Japan's Maritime Security Agency today refutes this assertion: even if the island disappears, the territorial sea can basically maintain the status quo.