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Japan is seeking to place an increasing number of natural and cultural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, which already has 16 properties from the nation.

Among them is the Amami and Ryukyu island chain in Kagoshima and Okinawa prefectures. The governments of the two prefectures hope to put the island chain on the natural heritage list after the Ogasawara Islands were registered in 2011.

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