Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi)
Online ISSN : 1884-0884
Print ISSN : 0022-135X
ISSN-L : 0022-135X
Regional Geography of Goto Archipelago
Yoshimasa Yamashina
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1950 Volume 59 Issue 4 Pages 134-141

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Goto archipelago is situated 50 miles west of Nagasaki harbour, consisting of five larger islands together with numerous islets (about 200). The writer describes at first natural environments, such as climate, oceanic influence, coastal topography etc., then he discusses the economic life of inhabitants to which social organization under the special conditions has influenced. He concludes that the daily life of the inhabitants is a continuation of struggles against natural environment and they remain in miserable and defeated circumstances.

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