For the first time in four years, the spectacular kaleidoscopic displays of the Kumano Great Fireworks Festival lit up the beautiful Shichiri Mihima Beach.
Inside the tunnels of the Sado gold mines, the author encounters 400 years of industrial history at a site that once led the world in gold...
NHK is not proactively correcting South Korea for passing off its film footage as that of wartime labor, even if it was taken 10 years after...
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.