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A picture of the Island Hachijō-fuji and the smaller island of Hachijō-kojima (left) as seen from the Osaka Tunnel, in the year 2018
|Area||62.52 km2 (24.14 sq mi)|
|Length||14 km (8.7 mi)|
|Width||7.5 km (4.66 mi)|
|Coastline||58.91 km (36.605 mi)|
|Highest elevation||854.3 m (2802.8 ft)|
|Population||7522 (March 2018)|
Hachijō-jima (八丈島) is a volcanic Japanese island that is in the Philippine Sea and the Pacific Ocean. This island is also part of Tokyo. There are also several animals that live in this Island 
Transportation[change | change source]
We can get to Hachijō-jima by both an airplane or by a ferry. In 2010 a pedestrian ferry would leave Tōkyō once every day at 10:30 pm, and then it will get to at Hachijō-jima at 8:50 am the next day. Air travel to Hachijojima Airport takes around 45 minutes from Tōkyō International Airport (Haneda). In the year 2000, there were three metropolitan roads on Hachijō-jima: 215 (formally, 東京都道215号八丈循環線), 216 (都道216号神湊八重根港線, 8.3 km), and 217 (東京都道217号汐間洞輪沢港線).
Language[change | change source]
The Hachijō language is the most different form of Japanese; it is the only surviving descendant of Eastern Old Japanese. We do not know how many people speak this language; it is on UNESCO's list of endangered languages, and it may be gone by they year 2050 if we do not take action to save it.
History[change | change source]
People have lived in this Island for a very long time, we know this because of the people who excavated some places in the Island 
References[change | change source]
- "Take a trip to Hachijojima and enjoy the island's springtime ocean breeze and nature ｜TAMASHIMA.tokyo". TAMASHIMA.tokyo. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
- "The Treasure Islands of Tokyo | Travel". Metropolis Japan. 2021-03-03. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
- "Adjacent waters of Hachijo Island | Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas [MOE]". www.env.go.jp. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
- "Wildlife of Hachijojima Island｜Natural parks in Tokyo". www.kankyo.metro.tokyo.lg.jp. Retrieved 2021-03-31.
- "Hachijo-jima – Floral Paradise". Hiragana Times. Japan. Feb 2010. Archived from the original on 14 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
- 平成17年度道路交通センサス 一般交通量調査 休日調査表 Archived 2013-01-24 at the Wayback Machine (PDF), 2000; page 6. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
- 八丈島 II Archived 2018-03-16 at the Wayback Machine, Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
- 再評価結果（平成１８年度事業継続箇所 一般都道神湊八重根港線（大 Archived 2013-02-02 at the Wayback Machine (PDF), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
- Shibatani, Masayoshi (1990). The Languages of Japan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 207. ISBN 978-0-521-36918-3.
- "UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger - Hachijō". UNESCO. Archived from the original on 8 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
- Heinrich, Patrick (2012). The Making of Monolingual Japan: Language Ideology and Japanese Modernity. Bristol: Multilingual Matters. p. 139. ISBN 978-1-84769-659-5.
- "History of Hachijojima Island｜Natural parks in Tokyo". www.kankyo.metro.tokyo.lg.jp. Retrieved 2021-03-31.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hachijojima.|
- Hachijojima – Japan Meteorological Agency (in Japanese)
- "Hachijojima: National catalogue of the active volcanoes in Japan" (PDF). Japan Meteorological Agency.
- Hachijo Jima Volcano Group – Geological Survey of Japan
- Hachijojima: Global Volcanism Program – Smithsonian Institution