Uninhabited islets of discord in Senkaku Islands, Japan
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW
05 September 2019
04 October 2020
Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Archipelago, island, security, oil and gas, fishing, Japan, Taiwan, China.
Fig. 1 - S1 (05.09.2019) - Senkaku Islands lies 170km north of the Japanese Yaeyama Islands, 170km from Taiwan and 330km from China.
Fig. 2 - S1 (05.09.2019) - Japan took control of the islands in 1894–1895 during the 1st Sino-Japanese War, via the Treaty of Shimonoseki.
Fig. 3 - S2 (04.10.2020) - It was confirmed by the 1971 Okinawa Reversion Agreement.
Fig. 4 - S2 (04.10.2020) - The territory is close to key shipping lanes and rich fishing grounds, and potential undersea oil reserves have been discovered in the area in 1968.
Fig. 5 - S2 (04.10.2020) - Taiwan and China revendicate the archipelago since 1971 but indicents between China and Japan only increased since 2010.
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