Amami City Mayor Tsuyoshi Asayama = 11th morning, Amami City Hall, Kagoshima Prefecture, speaking at a joint press conference one night after the recommendation to register as a World Natural Heritage Site

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Amami City Mayor Tsuyoshi Asayama = 11th morning, Amami City Hall, Kagoshima Prefecture, speaking at a joint press conference one night after the recommendation to register as a World Natural Heritage Site

Following the recommendation to register “Amami Oshima, Tokunoshima, Northern Okinawa Island and West Omote Island” as a World Natural Heritage Site, the heads of the five municipalities of Kagoshima and Amami Oshima held a joint press conference at the Amami City Hall on the 11th. Mayor of Amami Asayama and others said, “I am very pleased to receive the good news that the islanders have been waiting for while the threat of the new coronavirus is spreading,” and said that they would introduce measures to protect rare species from traffic accident damage.

According to Amami City and others, as a measure to protect rare species such as the Amami rabbit, a rule to limit the number and speed of cars on city roads will be enforced this summer. Regarding the expected increase in tourists, we will limit or disperse the number of users of the facility to achieve a balance with the conservation of the natural environment.