- Continental shelf — Exclusive economic zone — Islands and artificial islands — Sovereignty — Boundaries
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1 The Senkaku Islands (in Japanese) or Diaoyu/Tiaoyu Islands (in Chinese) (‘Diaoyu/Senkaku’) are located in the East China Sea, 150km north of the Yaeyama Islands of Japan and 170km north-east of Taiwan . They are composed of Uotsurijima/Diaoyu Dao Island (3.6km 2 ) and four other smaller islands and three rocks, and have an area of 6.3km 2 in total. Although a Japanese population once lived on Uotsurijima/Diaoyu Dao Island, all the islands are now uninhabited. They had been considered to be almost valueless economically, except for fishing and feather-collecting...