Tomioka Silk Mill tours using smart glasses to look back in time

Apr 28, 2016

Tomioka Silk Mill tours using smart glasses to look back in time

The Tomioka Silk Mill, a UNESCO World Heritage site, rolled out a new tour this month featuring smart glasses technology. Visitors to the Gunma Prefecture landmark can wear the devices at seven locations, including the cocoon warehouses and silk-reeling plant, for a computer-enhanced view ...

Apr 15, 2016

UNESCO board calls for revising documentary registration guidelines

UNESCO’s Executive Board has adopted a resolution calling for revised guidelines around its documentary registration system to secure transparency and avoid conflicts among member states. The move on Thursday came in the wake of the U.N. body’s listing last year of China’s Nanjing Massacre ...

Mar 20, 2016

Kuchinoerabu Island added to UNESCO Eco Park list

UNESCO has added part of Kuchinoerabu Island in Kagoshima Prefecture to its list of biosphere reserves, known as UNESCO Eco Parks, the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO said Sunday. At a meeting of relevant executives in Peru, the U.N. body approved expansion of three ...

Jan 15, 2016

Cabinet OKs bid to add Fukuoka ancient sites to UNESCO heritage list

The Cabinet approved on Friday recommending a group of ancient monuments in Fukuoka Prefecture for inclusion in the UNESCO cultural heritage list next year. The government will now submit a written recommendation for the Munakata-Okinoshima monuments to the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ...

Jan 15, 2016

Cabinet OKs bid to add Fukuoka ancient sites to UNESCO heritage list

The Cabinet approved on Friday recommending a group of ancient monuments in Fukuoka Prefecture for inclusion in the UNESCO cultural heritage list next year. The government will now submit a written recommendation for the Munakata-Okinoshima monuments to the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ...