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Japan drops bid for World Heritage listing of southwest islands

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just register the whole country as Unesco World Heritage, and be done with it.

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Or the planet?

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Or the planet?

There is no point to making World Heritage site declarations. Every place on the planet is our heritage regardless of the value assigned to it by some unknown group of people.

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Of all the UNESCO heritage sites in Japan, awarding that status to the silk factory was the most scandalous.

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“The panel also questioned the validity of having so many different locations in the proposal.”

I love it! This says it all. I can not believe that while we joke about Japan just expediting the process and having the whole nation registered, they were actually trying to register Kagoshima and Okinawa. Unbelievable! Haha

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Ebisen is right. WTH is the value if there are so many?

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afanofjapan:

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“Half of our staff are now devoted to dealing with submissions from Tokyo,” says UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.

How embarassing.

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That quite might as well be true!

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“Half of our staff are now devoted to dealing with submissions from Tokyo,” says UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.

How embarassing.

Pukey2- Mate if you think this is bad listen to what she had to add:

Some of those fax machines they are using could be placed on the world heritage list,” says Bokova.

That says it all

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forests that home to rare species such as the Amami rabbit and Okinawa rail."

Unless I'm misinterpreting what an Okinawa rail is?

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And if the real aim is to bring in more tourists, then DON'T DO IT. These sites are beautiful without any stupid designation and signposts.

Quote: "After addressing the issues including scattered site locations, non-native species and ways to accept tourists, the government plans to submit a proposal again by Feb 1, 2019."

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_Don't do it just to just to bring in more tourists.

I agree. On the least worth UNESCO site in Japan, I would say Iwami Ginzan in Shimane.

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bryuinfan, what I have read about Iwami Ginzan sounds interesting; I even had a small silver Mame-ita-gin ingot blob coin from there. Have you been there? Not good?

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bruinfan, oops...

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