FW: Asia/Ishigaki?

Gwillim Law gwil at mindspring.com
Tue Nov 10 04:11:27 UTC 1998

>From:	Hideyuki Suzuki [SMTP:hideyuki at sat.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp]
> [...]
>I couldn't understand the comment 'There is no information for Marcus.'
>Does anyone know what 'Marcus' is?

Marcus Island is the name used by Americans for Minami-Tori-shima.
It's located at about 24 deg. 18 min. N., 153 deg. 58 min. E., which
I think makes it the easternmost, as well as one of the southernmost,
of the Japanese islands.  It was administered by the U.S. military
from the end of World War II to 1968.  This background should help
to explain why it's referred to by its American name, and why it
might be expected to lie in a different time zone.

-- Gwillim Law

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