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State panel backs expansion of Yambaru park in Okinawa

May 28, 2018

State panel backs expansion of Yambaru park in Okinawa

A government panel on Monday called for integrating a forest area in northern Okinawa, including land returned by the U.S. military, with an adjacent national park to better conserve the environment. The panel asked the Environment Ministry incorporate some 3,700 hectares of forest area partly ...

Naples' pizza wins UNESCO heritage status

Dec 7, 2017

Naples' pizza wins UNESCO heritage status

Lady Luck loves a good pizza — or at least that is what Neapolitan "pizzaioli" must believe, because a city usually loath to tempt fate began celebrating its UNESCO victory before the result was even in. "After 250 years waiting, the pizza is a UNESCO ...