- A small volcanic island, the largest of the Volcano Islands in the western Pacific Ocean, 760 miles (1,222 km) south of Tokyo. During World War II, it was a heavily fortified site of a Japanese airbase, and its attack and capture in 1944–45 was one of the most severe US campaigns. It was returned to Japan in 1968.
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