Three amazing things about Yonaguni Island, the westernmost point of Japan

Originally published on Sora News by Dale Roll

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There are a lot of surprises in store for our city-dwelling, Honshu-native Japanese reporter. 

Japan is a nation of islands, and that includes remote ones like Yonaguni, which is the westernmost inhabited part of Japan, 2,000 kilometers to the southeast of Tokyo. Traveling there first requires you to get to Okinawa, and then to the even further island of Ishigaki. Then, one must embark on either a plane or the infamous “Vomit Ferry” in order to get to Yonaguni, which is actually closer to Taiwan than it is to the main islands of Japan.

Our Japanese-language reporter Kouhey

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