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Panoramic shots taken from mountain trails on Yakushima Island, a World Natural Heritage site, will be available online via Google Inc.’s Street View service, possibly this summer, according to the Japanese unit of the U.S. Internet giant.

Google staff spent an arduous two days in February trekking an 11-km route between the Arakawa trailhead and an observatory for the world-famous Jomon cedar tree, carrying equipment capable of capturing 360-degree views, it said.

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