Talk:Niijima (Ogasawara)

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Problems with this article[edit]

I am wondering whether this article is not only too soon, but also mistakenly titled. None of the sources given in the article actually call it "Niijima", and while there are some in English out there ([1]), I think they are based on mistaken readings of the Japanese. I have watched dozens of Japanese TV news reports on the new island and not a single one calls it "Niijima". They use the kanji 新島 (which simply means "new island) on screen, but merely say "atarashii shima" because it has not been given an official name as I understand. Even the Japanese Wikipedia article calls it "Nishinoshima-oki no shintō" (ja:西之島新島_(2013年)). The article should acknowledge that the island has no official name. In the least the article needs to be retitled, but to what? Given that recent reports are speculating that the island will just join up with Nishinoshima and cease to exist as an island, I wonder whether it is not best to wait and see what happens before creating such an article. Michitaro (talk) 00:57, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Note that I have added an Asahi Shimbun article that confirms the island will only receive a name when it is stable. Until others can provide sources in Japanese or English citing Japanese government officials confirming that the island has officially been given a name, I have added the term "provisional" to the name and a paragraph noting it does not have a name yet. Michitaro (talk) 04:14, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
Given that the island has ceased to exist as an island, I have proposed this article be merged into Nishinoshima (Ogasawara). The proposal can be discussed here. Michitaro (talk) 17:04, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Image placement[edit]

I have placed the NASA image outside the infobox, as the island resolution would make it hard to make out. i placed a locator map in the box instead.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 06:43, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Merge result[edit]