Mount Fuji wins Unesco world heritage status
BBC -- Jun 24
Japan's cone-shaped, snow-topped volcano, Mount Fuji, has been granted World Heritage status, at a Unesco meeting in Cambodia.

The United Nations body selected the mountain as a "cultural" rather than a "natural" heritage site.

Unesco said Mount Fuji had "inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimage for centuries".

Mt Fuji, south-west of Tokyo, is Japan's highest mountain at 3,776m (12,460 ft).

The volcano, which last erupted just over 300 years ago, is visible from the Japanese capital on a clear day.

カンボジアで開かれている世界遺産委員会で、富士山が世界文化遺産に登録されることが­正式に決まった。除外を勧告されていた三保松原を含めての「完全登録」となった。

Sources: BBC, FNNnewsCH
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