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Asahi Shimbun published news about the Ertugrul Project on its first page. The article is as follows:
"The Ertugrul awakes from her 120 years sleep.
The archaeological research for the excavation of the Ertugrul had started on January 9th in Kushimoto, Wakayama Pref., Japan.
INA(Institute of Nautical Archaeology) which is a private institute in USA is in charge of this historical research and excavation. This is the first research of the Ertugrul shipwreck done by experts in archaeology.
The team has 20 experts in total including Turkish, American and Spanish archaeologists with Japanese staff of a nautical survey company. They will survey by multi-beam sonar and by direct diving to the spot until January 25th. The real excavation will follow this research within a few years.
Ertugrul was sent by the Ottoman Emperor as the ambassador of goodwill to the Meiji Emperor of Japan in 1890. But it unfortunately was sunk by the typhoon at Ohshima of Kushimoto on their return to Turkey. More than 500 Turkish sailors died in the line of duty."
The Asahi Shimbun Company is the leading publisher in Japan with a rich 127-year-old history. The company is the best newspaper publisher in Japan, maintaining its position with its highly influential and reliable media among readers nationwide.
Currently The Asahi Shimbun has a daily circulation of 8.2 million copies for the morning edition and 3.8 million for the evening edition.
The Project is over, at least for now. I left Kushimoto yesterday to have a last minute fun and business here in Japan before returning to Texas A&M.
The three weeks that we stayed in Kushimoto felt long while I was there, but now I feel it was very short. If I could, I would have stayed longer. I wanted to explore the town and the area. This was the first time for me to visit this region. I though there would be more free time to go out to town, but that was a mistake. Actually, it wasn't bad. I worked a lot, but I enjoyed the task that was given to me.