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GOJ to urge UNESCO to register forests in Okinawa as World Heritage site

  • January 19, 2017
  • , Asahi
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Asahi reported on a meeting held yesterday at the Kantei between Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga and several municipal leaders in Okinawa, during which Suga explained a GOJ plan to ask UNESCO later this week to register forests in the returned Northern Training Area on its list of World Heritage sites. According to the daily, the Okinawa politicians requested that the U.S. military refrain from conducting Osprey training using the NTA at night and early morning. Suga said in reply that he will coordinate closely with the U.S. military on the Osprey’s flight routes over the area. 

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