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The Oze marshlands, covering parts of Gunma, Fukushima and Niigata prefectures, attracted about 428,000 visitors in 2000, an Environmental Agency conservation office said Tuesday.

The number of visitors this year to scenic Oze, the largest high moor in Japan, marked an increase of 2,000 from 1999, which saw the lowest visitor count since the office started collecting statistics in 1989.

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