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UNESCO World Heritage/Ogasawara Islands

A page number:855-553-144

Last updated date:2018/2/9

The World Heritage Committee has named Ogasawara Islands*, located about 1,000 kilometers to the south away from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office, as an UNESCO's World Natural Heritage site.

Theislands have never been connected by land with any continent since their birth, living things that managed to arrive by chance at and take root in the islands have made unique evolution on the islands. For this reason, many indigenous forms of life live on the islands, and unique ecosystems indigenous to the islands are maintained.

*Ogasawara islands are administratively part of Tokyo, despite being geographically separated from the metropolis.



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