Tag - world-heritage



An exterior view of Qasr al-Basha in 2021 in Gaza City, where Napoleon Bonaparte slept for several nights during his campaign in Egypt and Palestine.
Apr 15, 2024
Gaza's historic treasures saved by 'irony of history'
Invaluable artifacts remain intact thanks to the blockade that made life in the Gaza Strip such a struggle for the past 16 years.
A participant writes during a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo on Jan. 5, 2023.
Dec 19, 2023
Japan to propose nation's calligraphy for UNESCO heritage list
In response to a Cultural Affairs Council recommendation, the government will submit a proposal to the U.N. body by next March.
A Palestinian woman embroiders at the Surif Women’s Cooperative, in the West Bank city of Surif. Several Palestinian organizations are working to revive the culture’s traditional embroidery, which is on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and to preserve old thobes that tell Palestinian history.
WORLD / Society
Sep 11, 2023
The threads of identity in a Palestinian craft
The Palestinian government and cultural organization work to revive traditional embroidery and the clothing that tells Palestinian history.
Tokyo's Meiji Jingu Gaien area, which includes two historic sports venues and an iconic tree-lined avenue in one of the city's greenest neighborhoods
Sep 8, 2023
UNESCO body calls for halt to Tokyo redevelopment over tree loss
The International Council on Monuments and Sites says that the planned felling of around 3,000 trees would put Tokyo's garden city park system at threat.
A Ukrainian soldier stands guard next to Odesa's famous statue of the city's founder, Duke de Richelieu, in March 2022.
Aug 3, 2023
Russia should be expelled from UNESCO
UNESCO has condemned Russia’s attacks across Ukraine. It should go further, expelling Russia for as long as the Kremlin continues its criminal behavior.
A wooden door of a Todaiji temple building in Nara Prefecture after it was vandalized with an image of what looks like a cat on Thursday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 4, 2023
World Heritage temple in Nara vandalized with cat-like image
Someone is believed to have used their finger to form the image on a wooden door of the building annexed to the temple's Nigatsu-do hall.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 8, 2023
World Heritage temple in Nara vandalized by visiting Canadian teen
The 17-year-old tourist carved letters into a wooden pillar at Nara Prefecture's eighth-century Toshodaiji Temple, a World Heritage site.
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2023
Momentum building for cranes' inclusion on UNESCO list
Relatives of Sadako Sasaki are preparing to submit the items to a UNESCO documentary heritage program for registry in 2025 to mark 80 years since the end of World War II.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Okinawa
May 1, 2023
As travel demand rebounds, Okinawa firms look to sustainable tourism
Local businesses are exploring ways to re-establish Okinawa's rich nature and unique history and culture as valuable tourism resources.
Japan Times
Feb 17, 2023
Paper cranes by A-bomb victim Sadako Sasaki eyed for UNESCO heritage list
Yuji Sasaki, a 52-year-old nephew of Sadako Sasaki, said he hopes to apply next year to have the cranes included on UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.
Japan Times
Jan 23, 2023
Kyoto's Kinkakuji to raise admission fees for the first time in 30 years
The temple, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, will raise the admission fee for adults and high school students to ¥500 from ¥400 on April 1.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2023
Japan resubmits Sado mine for World Heritage status amid South Korea protest
Japan resubmitted a gold and silver mine complex on Sado Island for the UNESCO World Heritage list after amending flaws indicated by the organization from a previous application.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 19, 2023
Japan planning for G7 leaders to visit UNESCO shrine during Hiroshima summit
The plan emerged as the government of Kishida, who represents a constituency in the city of Hiroshima, aims to raise the international profile of other tourist spots in the prefecture.
Japan Times
Dec 9, 2022
Archaeologists unearth largest wooden 'haniwa' statue ever found in Japan
The remains of a 3.5-meter-tall wooden haniwa statue were found Thursday at one of the ancient kofun burial mounds making up the Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Habikino, in Osaka Prefecture.
Japan Times
Nov 20, 2022
Climate change 'main threat' for World Heritage Sites
For 50 years, UNESCO has compiled a list of World Heritage Sites, significant places that are deemed worthy of protection. Now, some are under threat from climate change.
Japan Times
Oct 31, 2022
Fire drill conducted on third anniversary of Shuri Castle blaze in Okinawa
A ceremony for the start of the castle's reconstruction will be held Thursday, with the work scheduled to end in 2026.
Japan Times
Sep 25, 2022
Kayaking ecotour brings unique cleanup effort to World Heritage Site
The tide carries massive amounts of ocean debris that accumulates along Hokkaido's Shiretoko Peninsula that juts out into the Sea of Okhotsk.
Japan Times
Jul 28, 2022
Japan's Sado mine unlikely to make 2023 UNESCO World Heritage list
UNESCO has not reviewed the mine in Niigata Prefecture for next year's list, due to incomplete information on the recommendation form, sources have said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 18, 2022
Two anglers referred to prosecutors over damage to rare island plants
The damaged plants included a type of palm endemic to the Ogasawara Islands, and a species of woody plant that is on the Environment Ministry's Red List of endangered species.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 13, 2022
Japan and South Korea fail to agree over world heritage nomination
The foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea remained apart on Saturday over Tokyo's selection of a former gold and silver mine as a UNESCO World Heritage candidate.


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How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan