Six more Roman sites open to public in Pompeii

Dec 25, 2015

Six more Roman sites open to public in Pompeii

Tourists in ancient Pompeii have freshly-restored marvels to admire, including a merchant’s luxuriously decorated home and a more modest middle-class dwelling. A business where Pompeii residents brought fabrics to be cared for and a structure with thermal bathing areas are also among the six ...

Oct 15, 2015

Japan politicizing UNESCO with Siberia prisoner files, Russia says

A Russian government official has expressed opposition to the Memory of the World listing of Japanese files on the postwar internment of prisoners of war in Siberia, saying it is politicizing UNESCO similar to China’s move with the Nanjing Massacre documents. Grigory Ordzhonikidze, secretary-general ...

Jul 29, 2015

Fukuoka ancient monuments touted for UNESCO heritage list

The Council for Cultural Affairs has picked a group of five ancient monuments in Fukuoka Prefecture as a candidate for UNESCO cultural heritage status in 2017. The government will recommend the Munakata-Okinoshima monuments to UNESCO by next Feb. 1 for screening by the World ...

Campaigners say work still needed after UNESCO endorsement

Jul 6, 2015

Campaigners say work still needed after UNESCO endorsement

While the people behind the bid to have Meiji-era industrial sites recognized with UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status celebrated their efforts Monday, they also noted that a raft of issues that must still be tackled. UNESCO on Sunday decided to add the “Sites of ...

Jul 2, 2015

Gaps remain in Japan-South Korea talks on proposed World Heritage sites

Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama held talks in Seoul with senior South Korean officials, including Kim Hong-kyun, deputy foreign minister for political affairs, on Japan’s bid to have sites related to its Meiji Era industrial revolution added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. Gaps ...