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apanese finest coral reefs given National Park status

Japanese finest coral reefs given National Park status
24 Dec 2013

Lovers of the great outdoors jetting away on flights to Toyko will now find it even easier to get back to nature in Japan after the government there confirmed the creation of a new National Park.
 
While the Asian nation may be better known as a hotbed of technology, with most visitors attracted by its huge, vibrant cities rather than its flora and fauna, Japan is nevertheless already home to 30 National Parks, many of them within easy reach of popular metropolises.
 
Now, the Environment Minister has announced that the Kerama Island will become the first National Park to be created since the 80s, a decision made due to the diverse coral reefs and the clear waters found there.
 
The move means that the island, which are located in Okinawa Prefecture, should soon be easier to reach for tourists, especially those staying in Toyko, from where regular flights serve the region.
 
However many tourists head to the new reserve, the number will pale into comparison next to the number who flock to Mount Fuji, the country's highest mountain which is situated less than 70 miles from the heart of Tokyo.ADNFCR-408-ID-801676268-ADNFCR

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