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Date : March 22, 2022

Video report: Online Tour for Foreign Press: Amami-Oshima and Tokunoshima, Natural World Heritage Sites

post date : 2022.03.24

In July 2021, Kagoshima Prefecture’s Amami-Oshima Island and Tokunoshima Island were added to the UNESCO Natural World Heritage List along with Iriomote Island and the northern part of Okinawa Island. Following the registration as a World Heritage, FPCJ held an online tour for the foreign press exploring the bountiful nature of the islands and the culture that developed there.


The tour had a total of 30 participants, including 15 journalists from such countries as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Swiss, the UK, and the US.


For details of the program, see the tour announcement.





[Presentation Materials]

1. Amami Wildlife Conservation Center

2. Kagoshima Prefectural Visitors Bureau


Kagoshima Prefectural Visitors Bureau


■Time and Date
13:00–14:45, Tuesday, March 22, 2022 (Japan time, as are all times listed below)


Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)


13:00 Opening
13:05-13:30 The Ecosystem of the Amami-Oshima and Tokunoshima World Heritage Sties Protected by the Amami Mongoose Busters
                       Amami Wildlife Conservation Center, Director Shintaro Abe
13:35-14:05 Breaking New Ground for Oshima Tsumugi, the Only Textile in the World Dyed Using Mud
                       KANAIKOUGEI, Mr. Yukihito Kanai
14:10-14:35 Tokunoshima’s Nature as Shown by an Ecotour Guide, and Sustainable Tourism
                       Amami Island Group Certified Ecotour Guide, Ms. Kanako Tsune
14:35-14:45 World Heritage Listing During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Initiatives to Attract Tourists
                       Kagoshima Prefectural Visitors Bureau
14:45 Event ends

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