Oct 14, 2016

Japan holding back payment to UNESCO

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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 ...

Visitors welcome Tokyo museum's UNESCO World Heritage listing

Jul 18, 2016

Visitors welcome Tokyo museum's UNESCO World Heritage listing

Visitors to a Tokyo art museum designed by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier have welcomed UNESCO’s decision to add it to the World Heritage list, with many lining up before its 9:30 a.m. opening. Ai Masuda, a 19-year-old college sophomore who came from Yokohama together ...

Tokyo's Le Corbusier building makes UNESCO heritage list

Jul 17, 2016

Tokyo's Le Corbusier building makes UNESCO heritage list

An art museum in Tokyo and 16 other buildings designed by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier are to be added to the World Heritage list, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee announced Sunday. The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization committee recognized buildings in seven countries, ...