• Kyodo

  • SHARE

Two cities known for ninja, Iga in Mie Prefecture and Koka in Shiga Prefecture, have been officially named “Japan Heritage” properties, the government said Friday.

The move is part of a larger effort to designate 17 new categories of cultural assets to increase tourism ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)