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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 ...

Jul 1, 2018

Inuit hunting grounds get UNESCO World Heritage status

Inuit hunting grounds in the Arctic circle were given UNESCO World Heritage status on Saturday, the U.N. agency announced at a meeting in the Bahraini capital, Manama. The Aasivissuit-Nipisat area, which lies at the heart of the largest ice-free area in Greenland, "is a cultural ...

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 ...