mount fuji :
- n an extinct volcano in south central Honshu that is the highest peak in Japan; last erupted in 1707; famous for its symmetrical snow-capped peak; a sacred mountain and site for pilgrimages
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- Japan's Mount Fuji, 7 other places, named U.N. world heritage sites
UNITED NATIONS, June 22 (UPI) -- Mount Fuji, a volcano that is Japan's highest mountain, Saturday was one of eight places the United Nations named as world heritage sites.
June 23, 2013 - UPI
- Japan cheers Mount Fuji's World Heritage listing
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Japan cheered the selection on Saturday of its most iconic landmark, Mount Fuji, as a World Heritage site.
June 22, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
- Mt. Fuji granted World Heritage status
The iconic Japanese Mount Fuji was officially recognized as a World Heritage Site at the annual UNESCO conference being held in Cambodia, a designation some in Japan have worked toward for almost a decade.
June 22, 2013 - NBC NEWS