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Ogasawara island chain named as World Heritage site

Ogasawara island chain named as World Heritage site

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan’s Ogasawara island chain, a habitat for rare animals and plants in the western Pacific, was named Friday by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, Japanese government officials said.   The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage Committee authorized the registration of the group of about 30 islands, about 1,000 […]

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