UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on Thursday adopted a resolution stating that Japan has failed to provide a sufficient explanation regarding the Korean victims of wartime forced labor at a Tokyo information center on industrial locations listed as World Cultural Heritage sites.
Japan plans to rebut UNESCO’s recommendations that the country should do more to explain about Korean victims of wartime forced labor at its Tokyo information center on industrial sites listed as World Cultural Heritage sites, government sources said on July 17.
A UNESCO committee Monday released a draft resolution saying that exhibits of Japan’s Meiji era industrial revolution sites, a World Heritage, provide “insufficient” explanations on Korean laborers.
A UNESCO committee will adopt a decision next week calling for Japan to live up to its promise to honor forced labor victims at an information center on industrial revolution sites registered on the World Heritage list, an official said Monday.
The National Parks of Kansai: From Mountain Trails Linking Holy Sites to Seascapes Both Rugged and Peaceful; nippon.com
Kansai’s national parks offer a famed cherry blossom-viewing site, pilgrimage routes over mountains and across gorges, sand dunes, and seascapes both rugged and peaceful.
The iconic Mount Fuji in Japan, declared a World Heritage Site, reopened Thursday to climbers after having closed all its routes since last summer as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 pandemic. The 3,776-meter-high mountain reopened one of its four main ascent routes and will allow mountaineers to climb until Sept. 10, Yamanashi Prefecture announced, urging potential visitors to take the alteration into account of transportation services due to the pandemic.
Japan’s southern subtropical islands are likely to be added to UNESCO’s list of natural World Heritage Sites. With beaches, unusual birds, and even pufferfish art to discover, book a holiday to Amami Oshima and Tokunoshima islands before the world discovers them.
Two ministries have ceased a turf war and embarked on a joint mission to place some of Japan’s national parks on a world top 25 list selected by an influential travel review website.
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Southern Kyūshū’s National Parks: Sparkling Blue Seas and Green Mountains of Yakushima and Amami; nippon.com
Southern Kyūshū’s various national parks feature active volcanoes and stunning mountains surrounded by picturesque coastal landscapes and countless islands.
Protecting Mount Fuji: Thoughtless Climbers Lead to Talk of Tax, Mountain Manners Lectures; Maki Tanaka; JAPAN Forward
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.
Discover a complete guide to the Japan’s Kanto region in the east of Honshu, which contains the bustling cities of Tokyo and Yokohama, and scenic Nikko.
Northern Kyūshū’s National Parks: A Tapestry of Active Volcanoes, Blue Seas, and Myriad Islands; Nippon.com
Northern Kyūshū’s national parks showcase the region’s numerous active volcanoes, spectacular mountain and coastal landscapes, countless islands, and steaming hot springs.
Cola made from the island that inspired Princess Mononoke begins crowdfunding; Master Blaster; SoraNews24
“Natural” and “world heritage” aren’t words often used to describe cola.