• Kyodo News


The Cultural Affairs Agency is pitching 13 of the nation’s designated intangible cultural assets for listing on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list, hopefully in September 2010, agency officials said.

Compared with UNESCO’s screenings for its World Heritage list, registrations for intangible cultural assets are relatively easy, the officials said, adding that the 13 items will be probably be added at a UNESCO conference on intangible assets in September 2010.

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