A small volcanic island, the largest of the Volcano Islands in the western Pacific, 1,222 km (760 miles) south of Tokyo. During the Second World War it was the heavily fortified site of a Japanese airbase, and its attack and capture in 1944-5 was one of the severest US campaigns. It was returned to Japan in 1968.
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