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28.8.11

1905 - May - Aug.: "The Outlook," Vol. LXXX (Page 818)

"The Outlook" was a weekly newspaper published in New York, but, apparently, four months of articles were also compiled into a book, from which the article below is found.

In a July 29, 1905 article entitled "The Destruction of the Baltic Fleet" (pp. 811 - 819), the author George Kennon mentioned Liancourt Rocks (p. 818) in his description of the Japanese victory over the Russian fleet. When he mentioned Liancourt Rocks, he put in parentheses "Takeshima," which shows that, in July 1905, Americans already knew about Japan's incorporation of "Takeshima."

4 comments:

  1. Very interesting. But I can't see "takeshima" part. Is it only Google Books in Japanese who doesn't show all the part?

    Anyway, although local newspapers and academic journal("Journal of Geography" vol.17, No.14) wrote about "Takeshima", the island had to wait for few more months to became famous nationwide until the Official Gazette (June 5th), Japanese newspapers, magazines started to call the name "Takeshima" repeatedly for the cerebration of the Victory of the Battle of Tsushima.

    The American magazine must have cited description from those Japanese media.

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  2. Kaneganese,

    In the first column on page 818, near the bottom, is written the following:

    "Upon being surrounded near the Liancourt Rocks (Takeshima) at 10:30 A.M. by the main Japanese force, this last cohering fragment of the Russian fleet surrendered."

    You can scroll up and down in the box, can't you?

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  3. Thank you, Gerry

    I can't scroll in the box, unfortunately.

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  4. That's weird, Kaneganese. I wonder why you cannot scroll the document on our blog using your computer. I am using Explorer 9, though I don't know if that makes any difference.

    Anyway, here is the link to the document if you want it.

    The Outlook

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