The Japanese characters in the Senkaku name mean “sharp” and “tower,” which should tell you a lot about the shape of each islet. As you might expect, China has its own name for the archipelago: Diaoyu Dao.What are the Senkaku Islands?
What are the Senkaku Islands? They are a group of tiny islands located in the East China Sea, about 170 kilometers (105 miles) from both Taiwan and the westernmost inhabited islands of Japan, and just over 400 kilometers (248 miles) due west of Okinawa.What is the Japanese name for Senkaku guntō?
An atlas made by the Chinese State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping (中国国家测绘总局) in 1969 apparently referred to the overall group of islands as the Japanese name "Senkaku Guntō" (尖閣群島). The name of Uotsuri Island, the westernmost island in the group, was written in the Japanese name "Uotsuri-shima" (魚釣島).What is the Senkaku dispute between Japan and China?
Senkaku Islands dispute. The Senkaku Islands dispute, or Diaoyu Islands dispute, concerns a territorial dispute over a group of uninhabited islands known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan, the Diaoyu Islands in the People's Republic of China (PRC), and Tiaoyutai Islands in the Republic of China (ROC or Taiwan).