Japan shows signs of truce by making Mt. Fuji summit “address-less” on...

Japan shows signs of truce by making Mt. Fuji summit “address-less” on official maps

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Japan: Starting June 4, a revered symbol of Japan, the cone-shaped peak of Mount Fuji no longer has the address of Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, on a government website due to complaints made by Yamanashi Prefecture.

The Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI) ended showing the address on its online map to respect the "truce" proclaimed by Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures in keeping their borders crossing the summit ambiguous.The Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI) ended showing the address on its online map to respect the "truce" proclaimed by Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures in keeping their borders crossing the summit ambiguous.

The GSI decision came after Yamanashi Governor Shomei Yokouchi asked the authority to take action at a news conference on June 3. The border between the two prefectures at the summit is intentionally undefined to avoid territorial disputes.

Source: The Asahi Shimbun