Going to Soya Cape Park
Cape Sōya is the northernmost point of the island of Hokkaidō. The Monument of the Northernmost Point of Japan is at the cape, although the true northernmost point under Japanese control is a small deserted island called Bentenjima, 1 km northwest.
Rinzō Mamiya (1775–1844) was a Japanese explorer of the late Edo period. He is best known for his exploration and mapping of Sakhalin, which resulted in his discovery that Sakhalin was indeed an island and not connected to the Asian continent. He went to Sakhalin across the Soya Strait from here twice.
Memorial Tower of the Prayer at Cape Soya Park; Figure of the crane tries to fly away.
Korean Air Lines Flight 007 was a scheduled Korean Air Lines flight from New York to Seoul via Anchorage. On September 1, 1983, the airliner serving the flight was shot down by a Soviet Su-15 interceptor near Moneron Island, west of Sakhalin Island, in the Sea of Japan. The interceptor’s pilot was a Beast Major Gennadi Osipovich. All 269 passengers and crew aboard were killed. (They also shot down the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 recently. Sissy and coward aim at civilian aircraft.)
After the incident, many survivor filed a lawsuit for damages for Korean Air in each country. Korean Air refused to the claims on the grounds of “agnosticism of the causes of the incident“. Therefore many bereaved couldn’t help accepting the settlement. (The first cause is encroachment of air space of the Korean plane.Cunning of Koreans. Korean Air Lines is not a thing to get on.)