|First appearance:||"The Tarashima Terrorists"|
|Created by:||Lee Falk & Sy Barry|
According to the newspaper strip
Tarashima is a military dictatorship, but the dictators have shifted.The dictator General Tozzan planned to take over Bangalla and instate general Bababu as new leader, but they were forced to Bangalla by the Phantom, and the military took over Tarashima.
Together with Ughland's General Ugho, the new Tarashima ruler General Ditto bought nuclear weapons from a former Soviet state. The Phantom forced the two dictators to reveal where the bombs were hidden.
According to Team Fantomen
Behind the Scenes
In "The Presidents", the country Tarakimo is mentioned as neighbour to Bangalla and Ivory-Lana. However, Tarakimo had previously appeared as a far away Asian country. It is likely that Tarashima was then introduced to represent a dictatorial neighbour of Bangalla that was the intention of Tarakimo's mention in "The Presidents".
|"The Presidents"||Falk||Barry||As Tarakimo, a neighbour country to Bangalla and Ivory-Lana. Apparently a mistake, and since then Tarashima has been introduced as neighbour to Bangalla.|
|"The Tarashima Terrorists"||Falk||Barry||first appearance as Tarashima|
|"Battle of the Jungle Boys"||Falk||Olesen, Doescher, Fredericks|