An outlying atoll with a small area, it has a large lagoon. Last claimants appear to be Hawai and the US. It receives occasional visits, mainly from radio amateurs. Kure is located in the middle of a major current which constantly washes up debris such as fishing nets and large numbers of cigarette lighters on the island. (Source.)
It could be expanded, and, especially the more ecologically oriented groups could find here a good excuse to stay. There seems to be no water source.