Oct 26, 2016

UNESCO and Japan

If Japan is unhappy with the way UNESCO is run, it should present rational proposals to improve the operation from within instead of by resorting to financial pressures.

Oct 14, 2016

Japan holding back payment to UNESCO


Japan is facing an uphill battle in its attempt to wield influence at UNESCO. The government confirmed Friday that it has not paid Japan’s ¥3.85 billion contribution to the U.N. body this year in an apparent effort to push for reforms of the Memory ...

Aug 13, 2016

Japan to recommend two sites as UNESCO biosphere reserves

The Japanese National Commission for UNESCO on Friday decided to recommend an area covering three mountains in Kyushu and a site in Gunma and Niigata prefectures for designation as biosphere reserves by the U.N. organization. The commission will submit recommendation documents to UNESCO in ...