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Japanese government eyes Jomon Period sites for World Heritage designation

Jul 19, 2018

Japanese government eyes Jomon Period sites for World Heritage designation

A government panel Thursday selected archaeological sites in northern Japan from the Jomon Period as potential UNESCO World Cultural Heritage candidates in 2020. The ancient sites in Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate and Akita prefectures, representing a culture that occupied the archipelago for nearly 10,000 years, will ...

Three die after car falls from Akita Prefecture expressway

Apr 4, 2018

Three die after car falls from Akita Prefecture expressway

Three people died Wednesday after their car fell from an expressway in Akita Prefecture, police said. Two 20-year-old men and a 17-year-old female were found in a wrecked sports car about 50 meters below the expressway at around 7:50 a.m. They were pronounced dead after ...