A Japanese coastguard ship. Photo: ReutersA Japanese coastguard ship. Photo: Reuters
A Japanese coastguard ship. Photo: Reuters

Japanese island goes missing off Hokkaido

  • Coastguard is searching for islet known as Esanbe Hanakita Kojima, which played a role in extending Tokyo’s exclusive economic zone
  • Island is close to territory disputed with Russia

Topic |   Japan
A Japanese coastguard ship. Photo: ReutersA Japanese coastguard ship. Photo: Reuters
A Japanese coastguard ship. Photo: Reuters
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