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Panoramic photo by Kudo Kenji Photograph PRO EXPERT Taken 10:16, 07/11/2012 - Views loading...

星のや 竹富島-HOSHINOYA Taketomijima island pasture

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A: 星のや 竹富島-HOSHINOYA Taketomijima island sunset

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 10 meters away

星のや 竹富島Hoshinoya-Okinawa-Taketomijima-Island

星のや 竹富島-HOSHINOYA Taketomijima island sunset

B: 星のや 竹富島-HOSHINOYA Taketomijima Island

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 30 meters away

星のや 竹富島Hoshinoya-Okinawa-Taketomijima-Island

星のや 竹富島-HOSHINOYA Taketomijima Island

C: Taketomi Island near Ishigaki island - Okinawa, Japan

by Thomas Humeau, 1.2 km away

Taketomi (-jima; 竹富島; Yaeyama: Tēdun Okinawan: Dakidun) is an island in the Yaeyama District of Okina...

Taketomi Island near Ishigaki island - Okinawa, Japan

D: Taketomi Island near Ishigaki island - Okinawa, Japan

by Thomas Humeau, 1.2 km away

Taketomi (-jima; 竹富島; Yaeyama: Tēdun Okinawan: Dakidun) is an island in the Yaeyama District of Okina...

Taketomi Island near Ishigaki island - Okinawa, Japan

F: Gondoi beach, Taketomi island, Okinawa, Japan

by Thomas Humeau, 1.9 km away

Taketomi is the closest island to Ishigaki, and as such makes for a convenient and pleasent half day ...

Gondoi beach, Taketomi island, Okinawa, Japan

G: リゾナーレ小浜島 Risonare Kohamajima Tingala

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 9.7 km away

RISONARE KOHAMAJIMA

リゾナーレ小浜島 Risonare Kohamajima Tingala

H: Uganzaki cape in Ishigaki island, Okinawa, Japan

by Thomas Humeau, 14.9 km away

Ishigaki (石垣島 -jima Yaeyama and Okinawan: Ishigachi) is an island west of Okinawa Hontō and the secon...

Uganzaki cape in Ishigaki island, Okinawa, Japan

I: Kabira Ishigaki

by Matsutaro, 16.5 km away

Kabira Ishigaki

J: Sukuji Beach, Ishigaki island, Okinawa, Japan

by Thomas Humeau, 17.1 km away

Sukuji Beach is a public beach that is a 15 minute walk from Kabira Bay. There are showers, toilets, ...

Sukuji Beach, Ishigaki island, Okinawa, Japan

This panorama was taken in Asia

This is an overview of Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.

Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?

China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.

Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.

China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

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