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The Trouble With Temple Restoration in Myanmar
September 26, 2016
The Trouble With Temple Restoration in Myanmar
The country is only beginning to reexamine how it preserves its ancient temples.
The Trouble With Temple Restoration in Myanmar
Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy
December 10, 2015
Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy
Abe’s diplomatic successes are being constrained by his ideological leanings.
Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy
Moderating Japan’s UNESCO Policy
November 13, 2015
Moderating Japan’s UNESCO Policy
The country has benefited from listing sites, but it must avoid politicizing the process.
Moderating Japan’s UNESCO Policy
UNESCO Accepts China's Nanjing Massacre Documents
October 17, 2015
UNESCO Accepts China's Nanjing Massacre Documents
Japan is not happy with the UN body's decision.
UNESCO Accepts China's Nanjing Massacre Documents
UNESCO's Great Barrier Reef Decision Has Much Wider Ramifications
June 05, 2015
UNESCO's Great Barrier Reef Decision Has Much Wider Ramifications
An Australian plan, if accepted, could form a pan-ASEAN/Pacific blueprint.
UNESCO's Great Barrier Reef Decision Has Much Wider Ramifications
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.
The Islamic States' desecration of Iraq's cultural heritage can not be allowed to continue.
ISIS Is Destroying Priceless Artifacts. Here's How to Stop Them.
Japanese WWII Survivor Wants UNESCO Certification for Kamikaze Letters
February 28, 2014
Japanese WWII Survivor Wants UNESCO Certification for Kamikaze Letters
Our Tokyo editors talk about controversial letters penned by Kamikaze pilots and more in this week's podcast.
Japanese WWII Survivor Wants UNESCO Certification for Kamikaze Letters
As China Feuds With Japan, Nanjing Takes Center Stage
February 27, 2014
As China Feuds With Japan, Nanjing Takes Center Stage
Nanjing's World War II legacy has propelled the former capital to center stage in the ongoing China-Japan tensions.
As China Feuds With Japan, Nanjing Takes Center Stage
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.
Can the UN Save Japan’s Shrinking 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.
Mahjong: The King of Chinese Games
Inside Uzbekistan’s First Family Feud
September 27, 2013
Inside Uzbekistan’s First Family Feud
In a rare interview, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva has put the maximum distance between herself and her roots.
Inside Uzbekistan’s First Family Feud
Potala Palace: Tibet’s Towering Spiritual Sanctum
September 24, 2013
Potala Palace: Tibet’s Towering Spiritual Sanctum
The Potala Palace remains a powerful symbol of Tibet, despite decades of cultural and political change.
Potala Palace: Tibet’s Towering Spiritual Sanctum
Phnom Pel: A Perplexing Graveyard in the Cambodian Jungle
July 03, 2013
Phnom Pel: A Perplexing Graveyard in the Cambodian Jungle
A graveyard in Cambodia’s mountains has enchanted explorers for years.
Phnom Pel: A Perplexing Graveyard in the Cambodian Jungle
Great Wall of China: Fortified Symbol of a Nation’s Ancient Past
June 27, 2013
Great Wall of China: Fortified Symbol of a Nation’s Ancient Past
The Great Wall of China still confounds visitors more than 2,000 years since its construction began.
Great Wall of China: Fortified Symbol of a Nation’s Ancient Past
Mount Fuji to Become a UNESCO World Heritage Site
May 02, 2013
Mount Fuji to Become a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Mt. Fuji, Japan’s most iconic peak, will likely become the nation’s 17th UNESCO World Heritage site.
Mount Fuji to Become a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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