Two experts share insights on the cultural value of the Sado Island Gold Mines that, without mechanization, led the world in gold extraction volume and quality.
Onsen has been integral to Japanese culture since ancient times. The governors say that a UNESCO status for onsen would also contribute to Japan's economy.
UNESCO has pointed out inadequacies in the nomination documentation submitted by Japan in this cycle. The next opportunity will come two years from now.
There was no forced labor. South Koreans volunteered to go to the Japanese home islands in droves for better pay and plentiful job opportunities.
Japan should not let South Korea’s lies block the World Heritage Site listing of the Tokugawa-era industrial site.
If Japan defers the recommendation, it would mean acknowledging South Korea’s inaccurate claims that forced labor happened on the island.
The role of the Tokyo-based Industrial Heritage Information Center is to provide accurate primary sources and testimonies. We have no intention of changing this principle.
UNESCO takes notice of the archeological sites of the Jomon period as a World Cultural Heritage Site representing a rich lifestyle and spiritual culture.
Ecotourism can help protect Amami Oshima, Tokunoshima, the northern part of Okinawa, and Iriomote while also giving the local economy a boost.
From the 1980s to 2019, Japanese experts contributed positively to the world through leadership posts in the United Nations. Talented Japanese are now returning to counter...
Some of the crafts are primarily associated with the rebuilding of shrines and temples; others, in the building and refurbishment of traditional urban and farm houses.
Among other things, leaflets the South Korean government distributed to UNESCO with the aim of discrediting Japan, and using photos of Japanese workers in Hokkaido, with...