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Japan to recommend southwest islands for UNESCO listing again

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Unesco should just bar Japan from any more claims. enough is enough.

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[insert joke about registering the entire country here]

To be honest, the strangest thing for me is the way visit numbers soar once a UNESCO listing is granted.

Do people in Japan not know what is worth seeing in their own country?

Does the listing change the experience in any meaningful way?

The huge boost in numbers suggests that some people don't think a place is worth visiting and then suddenly when it has a UNESCO listing they do, despite the fact the place has not changed.

Maybe a lot of this is due to the media coverage of the registration serving as a form of proxy advertising but it is still a rather peculiar phenomena, given that if a place is worth of an international listing local people surely known about its attractions already?

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The huge boost in numbers suggests that some people don't think a place is worth visiting and then suddenly when it has a UNESCO listing they do, despite the fact the place has not changed.

You've probably nailed it there. It gives the place credibility and prestige.

[insert joke about registering the entire country here]

You've certainly nailed it there though. Some joker on here always trots out that line.

I do hope Amami gets recognised, it's an amazing place that deserves more recognition, which would hopefully lead to more funding for the last big push to rid the islands of the mongoose.

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.......and will hopefully persuade the locals to stop pouring concrete over everything....

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Just UNESCO-ize all of Japan and get it over with already.

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If Japan had their way, they would have the entirety of Japan, all its foods, citizens and society on the UNESCO list.

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pretty soon all of Japan will be a damn world heritage site

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