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.
Far from being dragged into forced labor, wartime workers from the Korean Peninsula were paid the same as the Japanese, with bonuses and contract renewal incentives.
It’s not too late to bring in your good luck for the year with lucky charms and festivities in celebration of Setsubun.
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.
Native to Iriomote Island in Okinawa Prefecture, the endangered animal is one of only two native wildcats in Japan — with the other being the Tsushima...
There was deep sadness when the 500 year-old World Heritage Site burned to the ground in October 2019. Now you can 'virtually' watch it being rebuilt.
The finds show how the Jomon people laid the ground for Japanese culture today, and pose the same challenge of sustainability to modern-day Japanese.
Ecotourism can help protect Amami Oshima, Tokunoshima, the northern part of Okinawa, and Iriomote while also giving the local economy a boost.
The nation’s most treasured mountain sees hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. Some spoil its beauty for all by ignoring guidelines, climbing unprepared, leaving trash.
Both Japanese and people from the Korean Peninsula worked in the coal mines in the war era, risking their lives. Now there is a museum to...