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    Kikai Jima Kagoshima Prefecture | Kyūshū Island Japan

Location
Lat 28°19′1″N Long 129°56′22″E  Kikai Island is located in the Amami Islands (Amami-guntō) in Kagoshima Prefecture on Kyūshū Island in Japan. Also known as Kikai Jima. Located 25km east of Amami Ōshima, roughly halfway between Okinawa and Kyūshū. Known to the Americans as Kikai Jima or Kikai Island.

Wartime History
During the war used by the Japanese Navy. By June 1945 the island was within range of American fighters based on Okinawa and Ie Shima.

American missions against Kikai Jima
June 16 - June 27, 1945

Postwar
During September 1945, occupied by American forces. During 1953 returned to Japan.

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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Aug 28, 1945
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