It has been 10 years since we first saw Flying Foxes at Minamidaito-jima at the end of 1988. They are the masters of the night sky ,have big eyes and are plump and furry. They are so cute that we find them attractive enough to have visited more than 20 islands on as many as 40 occasions to watch them. In some islands local people want development to prevent human depopulation, and we are afraid that if this is the wrong sort of development it will badly affect the Flying Foxes. We hope that these fascinating creatures could bring eco-tourism to the islands.

We would be glad to have your comments on this web page.

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Yushi&Keiko Osawa

Photo by Yushi Osawa

English version translated by Keiko Osawa