Ogasawara Islands was returned to Japan from U.S. control on June 26, 1968 and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the return in 2018.

Not only the history of evolution of unique species and rich natural environment which became the World Natural Heritage, but although it is still less than 200 years, the history of human settlement is also a unique story filled with turbulence and surprise which connects to the nearby islands of the Pacific Ocean.

Ogasawara Islands has recently been recognized for its unique natural environment due to the World Natural Heritage designation, but facing the 50th anniversary we also would like to turn the spotlights on local activities, cultures and history.

We have organized these ideas as a basic concept to implement the 50th anniversary commemoration project.


Basic Concepts of the Commemoration Projects
(The linked document is in Japanese only)


Family portrait, 1875 (Ogasawara Village Board of Education)