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Torishima, Tori-shima or Tori Shima, is a Japanese toponym or personal surname. Most versions of the name have the meaning Bird Island (鳥島 /とりしま), with some exceptions.

A surname, family name, or last name is the portion of a personal name that indicates a person's family. Depending on the culture, all members of a family unit may have identical surnames or there may be variations based on the cultural rules.



Tori-shima (Izu Islands) island in Tokyo, Japan

Tori-shima, literally meaning "Bird Island", is an uninhabited Japanese island in the Pacific Ocean. The volcanic island is part of the Izu Islands.

Minami-Tori-shima island in Ogasawara, Tokyo, Japan

Minami-Tori-shima is an isolated Japanese coral atoll in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, located some 1,848 kilometres (1,148 mi) southeast of Tokyo and 1,267 kilometres (787 mi) east of the closest Japanese island, South Iwo Jima of the Ogasawara Islands, and nearly on a straight line between mainland Tokyo and the United States' Wake Island, 1,415 kilometres (879 mi) further to the east-southeast. The closest island to Minami-Tori-shima is East Island in the Mariana Islands, which is 1,015 kilometres (631 mi) to the west-southwest.

Okinotorishima Reef

The Okinotorishima is a coral reef with two rocks enlarged with tetrapod-cement structures. It is claimed by Japan with a total shoal area of 8,482 m2 and land area 9.44 square metres (101.6 sq ft). Its dry land area is mostly made up by three concrete encasings and there is a 100 by 50 m stilt platform in the lagoon housing a research station. There is a third complete artificial tetrapod-cement islet. It is located on the Palau–Kyushu Ridge in the Philippine Sea, 534 km (332 mi) southeast of Okidaitōjima and 567 km (352 mi) west-southwest of South Iwo Jima in the Bonin Islands or 1,740 km (1,080 mi) south of Tokyo, Japan. The atoll is the southernmost part of Japan and the only Japanese territory in the tropics.


Kazuhiko Torishima is the Representative Director of the Hakusensha publishing company. He formerly worked at Shueisha, where he began as an editor before becoming a Senior Managing Director, and later a Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions director. He is mostly associated with works from the manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump, for which he was editor-in-chief from 1996 to 2001, and is best known for being author Akira Toriyama's editor during the run of Dr. Slump and through the first half of Dragon Ball.

<i>Weekly Shōnen Jump</i> Japanese manga magazine

Weekly Shōnen Jump is a weekly shōnen manga anthology published in Japan by Shueisha under the Jump line of magazines. It is the best-selling manga magazine, as well as one of the longest-running; the first issue was released with a cover date of August 1, 1968. The manga series within the magazine target young male readers and tend to consist of a large number of action scenes and a fair amount of comedy. The chapters of series that run in Weekly Shōnen Jump are collected and published in tankōbon volumes under the "Jump Comics" imprint every two to three months.

Manga comics or graphic novels created in Japan

Manga are comics or graphic novels created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. They have a long and complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art.


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Kōzu-shima island in Tokyo, Japan

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Izu Ōshima island in Tokyo, Japan

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