Apparently the ever-diligent Japanese are identifying specks that appear on satellite photos and christening them in that very popular on-going board game of that region, “Namers Keepers” (for age 3+)
That number includes only islands with a circumference of at least 100 meters, or yards. Islands can, in fact, be smaller.
And how about that China? Naming 71 islands in retaliation in one day – that’s pretty impressive.
Although the Japanese have come up with some great names themselves, I suggest for clarity, and to avoid any future confusion, the following : “Takeshima daiichi, daini, daisan, daiyon..so on “. I hear it was a popular name once.