Area: 377 972 square km
Population: 127 million people
Religion: Shintoism and Buddhism
Currency: Japanese yen
Political system: constitutional monarchy
On the 11-th day of our cruising, during which we crossed 1500 nautical miles over the ink-blue waters north of the equator, we find ourselves under the clear morning sky watching at the rocky coast – the surreal silhouette of Chichijima (translated as “the island of the father”). It is a part of the island group Ogasawara aka Bonin – translated as “the uninhabited islands”.