Why did they rename Iwo Jima?
Iwo Jima was an improper pronunciation which became common during World War II. The Japanese government changed the name back to its pre-war pronunciation on June 18, 2007. The mispronunciation came about due to a change in Japanese orthography in 1946.
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Military Historical Tours, Inc. in conjunction with Iwo Jima Association of America by exclusive arrangement with the Japanese Government is allowed to visit Iwo Jima Island on one and only one day of each year. For this one day per year via charters arranged through the above organizations civilians may visit Iwo Jima Island and Mount Suribachi. The chartered tour called Iwo Jima Reunion of Honor This is the only way for a civilian to…