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Public Comments Invited regarding Changes to Geographical Coverage and Planning of National and Quasi-National Parks

April 2, 2009

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) invites comments from a broad spectrum of the public regarding proposed changes to geographical coverage and planning of both national and quasi-national parks. The MOE will implement changes in geographical coverage and planning for 6 parks (five national and one quasi-national). Changes include expansion of the park area in Ogasawara National Park, in addition to the mountain trail plan in Nishi-Chugoku Sanchi Quasi-National Park, etc. An overview of comments received will be compiled and released to the public. These comments will also be reported to the Nature Conservation Committee of the Central Environment Council.

All written procedures related to this invitation for public comments are to be conducted in Japanese. Therefore, comments should be submitted in Japanese.

Access to the drafts: the drafts (in Japanese) can be viewed at the Ministry of the Environment and the Regional Environment Offices concerned (nature conservation sections). A summary of the drafts are posted on the web page of the Ministry of the Environment (
Submission period: April 2 to May 1

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