Japan discovers 7,000 New Islands after Fresh Survey

The new survey, conducted by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, isn’t expected to increase the country’s territory, but will give officials a more accurate picture of its terrain. The revamped analysis was spurred by a member of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, who told parliament in December 2021 that “an accurate understanding of the number of islands is an important administrative matter that is related to the national interest,” Kyodo News reports. 

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