Ross Ice Shelf situated between Marie Byrd Land and Victoria Land
Map of Antarctica, showing (red rectangle) the area of the expedition's operations. Wellington (New Zealand) and Sydney (Australia) appear on the bottom edge of the map.
Nobu Shirase, dressed for the Antarctic
Expedition ship Kainan Maru
Ice in the Ross Sea (the small black objects are seals)
Parsley Bay, Sydney Harbour, early 20th century
Edgeworth David
An inlet on the Great Ice Barrier edge
Bay of Whales
Map showing coastline of King Edward VII Land
Nobu Shirase's grave

North segment of the relatively ill-defined coast along the east side of Ross Ice Shelf and Ross Sea, lying between the north end of Siple Coast (about -80.16667°N, -151°W) and Cape Colbeck.

- Shirase Coast

Several Antarctic landmarks reference Shirase or the expedition: the Shirase Coast, the Shirase Glacier, as well as Okuma Bay and Kainan Bay.

- Japanese Antarctic Expedition
Ross Ice Shelf situated between Marie Byrd Land and Victoria Land

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Nobu Shirase

Japanese army officer and explorer.

Japanese army officer and explorer.

Kuril islands, showing the Russian-Japanese division at various dates
Expedition ship Kainan Maru
JARE's latest (2009) icebreaker Shirase

He led the first Japanese Antarctic Expedition, 1910–12, which reached a southern latitude of 80°5′, and made the first landing on the coast of King Edward VII Land.

In 1961 the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC) gave the name Shirase Coast to a part of the coastline of King Edward VII Land.