Japan government aims to restore Okinawa's gutted Shuri Castle by 2026

National Mar 27, 2020

Japan government aims to restore Okinawa's gutted Shuri Castle by 2026

The government on Friday decided it would aim to restore the gutted Shuri Castle in Okinawa by 2026, with full-fledged reconstruction to begin in 2022. The government aims to enhance fire-prevention measures by installing sprinklers, previously missing at the castle, and automatic fire-detector alarms. Structural ...

Panel to seek UNESCO listing for 37 Japanese folk performance arts

National Feb 20, 2020

Panel to seek UNESCO listing for 37 Japanese folk performance arts

The Council for Cultural Affairs decided Wednesday to recommend that 37 folk performance arts be added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The 37 traditional performing arts, including Bon odori dancing, that have been passed down for posterity in various parts in the country ...