Two sites in Japan to be added to UNESCO biosphere reserves

Jun 14, 2017

Two sites in Japan to be added to UNESCO biosphere reserves

The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has added the Tone River basin north of Tokyo and a mountain range in the country’s southwest to its list of biosphere reserves, the government learned Wednesday.As of March last year, 669 areas in 120 countries were ...

Kimono-wearing technique of 'waso' urged for UNESCO heritage listing

May 29, 2017

Kimono-wearing technique of 'waso' urged for UNESCO heritage listing

Ten Japanese groups engaged in kimono-related activities Monday called on the government to apply to have waso, the technique for dressing in the traditional attire, put on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.The Japan Kimono League, an organization aiming to protect kimono culture and promote ...