Category: Japan

Four natural and three cultural sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List; Unesco

Photo: Unesco

Source: Four natural and three cultural sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Japan explanation of Korean wartime forced labor insufficient: UNESCO; Mainichi

Photo: Mainichi

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.

Source: Japan explanation of Korean wartime forced labor insufficient: UNESCO

Japan to rebut UNESCO request over Korean labor at World Heritage sites; Kyodo News

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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.

Source: Japan to rebut UNESCO request over Korean labor at World Heritage sites

Japan’s Explanations at Heritage Site Insufficient: UNESCO; Nippon.com

Photo: Jiji Press

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.

Source: Japan’s Explanations at Heritage Site Insufficient: UNESCO

UNESCO Committee to Urge Japan to Carry Out Recommendations on Wartime Forced Labor; Korea Bizware

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.

Source: UNESCO Committee to Urge Japan to Carry Out Recommendations on Wartime Forced Labor

The National Parks of Kansai: From Mountain Trails Linking Holy Sites to Seascapes Both Rugged and Peaceful; nippon.com

Photo: Wakayama Tourism Federation

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.

Source: The National Parks of Kansai: From Mountain Trails Linking Holy Sites to Seascapes Both Rugged and Peaceful

Mount Fuji receives mountaineers again after Covid-19 closure; La Prensa Latina Media/EFE

Photo: La Prensa Latina

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.

Source: Mount Fuji receives mountaineers again after Covid-19 closure – La Prensa Latina Media

Book Now Before It’s Official: Japan’s Newest UNESCO Site; Johanna Read; Forbes

Photo: Prisma by Dukas

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.

Source: Book Now Before It’s Official: Japan’s Newest UNESCO Site

Ministries pursuing world recognition for 5 national parks; Toshio Kawada; Asahi Shimbun

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.

Source: Ministries pursuing world recognition for 5 national parks : The Asahi Shimbun

5 Days Exploring Akita, Aomori and Iwate Prefectures with the JR East Pass; GaijinPot

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12 destinations that should be on your bucket list for solo travel; Akritisharma; Lifestyle Asia

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Here are 12 ultimate bucket list destinations, including Ladakh, Japan and Singapore, for solo travel that are worth visiting.

Source: 12 destinations that should be on your bucket list for solo travel

Southern Kyūshū’s National Parks: Sparkling Blue Seas and Green Mountains of Yakushima and Amami; nippon.com

Photo credit: Pixta

Southern Kyūshū’s various national parks feature active volcanoes and stunning mountains surrounded by picturesque coastal landscapes and countless islands.

Source: Southern Kyūshū’s National Parks: Sparkling Blue Seas and Green Mountains of Yakushima and Amami

Protecting Mount Fuji: Thoughtless Climbers Lead to Talk of Tax, Mountain Manners Lectures; Maki Tanaka; JAPAN Forward

Photo credit: 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.

Source: Protecting Mount Fuji: Thoughtless Climbers Lead to Talk of Tax, Mountain Manners Lectures | JAPAN Forward

Kanto Region: Japan Travel Guide; JRailPass

Photo source: Japan Rail Pass

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.

Source: Kanto Region: Japan Travel Guide | JRailPass

Discover Japan’s sustainable wonderland in Wakayama Prefecture; Jessica Korteman; Lonely Planet

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Northern Kyūshū’s National Parks: A Tapestry of Active Volcanoes, Blue Seas, and Myriad Islands; Nippon.com

Photo credit: Pixta

Northern Kyūshū’s national parks showcase the region’s numerous active volcanoes, spectacular mountain and coastal landscapes, countless islands, and steaming hot springs.

Source: Northern Kyūshū’s National Parks: A Tapestry of Active Volcanoes, Blue Seas, and Myriad Islands

Wakayama; GaijinPot

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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.

Source: Cola made from the island that inspired Princess Mononoke begins crowdfunding

Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome unveiled after 6-month preservation work; Kyodo

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Explore Central Japan with Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass; Cheesie; Cheeserland

Source: Explore Central Japan with Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass | Cheeserland

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