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Bridging the Gaps in the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway
September 13, 2019

Bridging the Gaps in the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway

By Liu Diyi
How can we foster a more connected and inclusive Asia-Pacific?

Should China Now Lead UNESCO?
September 22, 2017

Should China Now Lead UNESCO?

By Grace Guo
The move would represent a step in the wrong direction for the organization.
The Trouble With Temple Restoration in Myanmar
September 26, 2016

The Trouble With Temple Restoration in Myanmar

By Luke Hunt
The country is only beginning to reexamine how it preserves its ancient temples.

Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy
December 10, 2015

Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy

By Yo-Jung Chen
Abe’s diplomatic successes are being constrained by his ideological leanings.

Moderating Japan’s UNESCO Policy
November 13, 2015

Moderating Japan’s UNESCO Policy

By Trevor Kennedy
The country has benefited from listing sites, but it must avoid politicizing the process.

UNESCO Accepts China's Nanjing Massacre Documents
October 17, 2015

UNESCO Accepts China's Nanjing Massacre Documents

By Bochen Han
Japan is not happy with the UN body's decision.

UNESCO's Great Barrier Reef Decision Has Much Wider Ramifications
June 05, 2015

UNESCO's Great Barrier Reef Decision Has Much Wider Ramifications

By Luke Hunt
An Australian plan, if accepted, could form a pan-ASEAN/Pacific blueprint.
ISIS Is Destroying Priceless Artifacts. Here's How to Stop Them.
March 17, 2015

ISIS Is Destroying Priceless Artifacts. Here's How to Stop Them.

By Thiago Velozo and Lucas Bento
The Islamic States' desecration of Iraq's cultural heritage can not be allowed to continue.

Japanese WWII Survivor Wants UNESCO Certification for Kamikaze Letters
February 28, 2014

Japanese WWII Survivor Wants UNESCO Certification for Kamikaze Letters

By J.T. Quigley and Angela Erika Kubo
Our Tokyo editors talk about controversial letters penned by Kamikaze pilots and more in this week's podcast.

As China Feuds With Japan, Nanjing Takes Center Stage
February 27, 2014

As China Feuds With Japan, Nanjing Takes Center Stage

By Shannon Tiezzi
Nanjing's World War II legacy has propelled the former capital to center stage in the ongoing China-Japan tensions.

Can the UN Save Japan’s Shrinking Food Exports?
October 29, 2013

Can the UN Save Japan’s Shrinking Food Exports?

If the UNESCO puts washoku on its cultural heritage list, it could reverse the decline in Japanese food exports.

Mahjong: The King of Chinese Games
October 04, 2013

Mahjong: The King of Chinese Games

Few games anywhere have as much cultural significance as China’s mahjong.

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