May 16, 2015

Heritage means responsibility

Should Japan win World Heritage status for its early industrial sites, it should take steps to ensure visitors are aware of both the positive and negative aspects of their histories.

May 11, 2015

Japanese, South Korean lawmakers meet in Seoul

Senior Japanese and South Korean lawmakers met Monday to discuss the agenda and schedule for a future meeting of lawmakers’ groups from the two countries to promote bilateral ties. Executives from the Japan-Korea Parliamentarians’ Union and a South Korean group of parliamentarians held talks ...

May 7, 2015

Seoul lawmaker petitions UNESCO over Japan's World Heritage bid

The head of the South Korean National Assembly’s foreign affairs committee has sent letters to UNESCO panel members expressing opposition to Japan’s bid to register a group of 23 industrial sites for World Heritage status, a source close to the parliamentarian said Wednesday. Na ...

Meiji industrial sites endorsed for World Heritage listing

May 5, 2015

Meiji industrial sites endorsed for World Heritage listing

A UNESCO advisory panel has recommended granting World Heritage status to Japan’s “Sites of the Meiji Industrial Revolution.” The endorsement covers all 23 facilities in eight prefectures proposed by the government as representing the country’s industrialization in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, ...

Apr 20, 2015

World heritage candidate for 2017 to be known by July

A government panel said Monday it will pick a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site candidate to promote for 2017 by the end of July. The panel has four candidates, including Jomon archaeological sites in Hokkaido, northern Tohoku and other regions, and the Sado complex ...