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 ...

Namahage in second bid for UNESCO list

Jan 3, 2016

Namahage in second bid for UNESCO list

Another effort is underway to pad UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list with a tradition in which people dressed as god-like demons visit homes near the end of the year to bring good fortune. The effort is led by the northeastern city of Oga, Akita ...