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Borderless world emerges in Odaiba! – Mori Building and teamLab collaborate to launch the Mori Building Digital Art Museum

| Culture and Society News, News, Tokyo News | 14 hours ago

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Mori Building and teamLab Launch Unprecedented Digital Art Museum

Date: Jun 21, 2018
Source: Mori Building Co., Ltd.

“MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless” presents a borderless world that visitors explore freely without following routes

TOKYO – “MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless,” an unprecedented digital art museum – jointly created and operated by Mori Building Co., Ltd., a leading urban landscape developer, and teamLab, a world-leading digital art collective — opened today, the two organizers announced.

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All Nippon Airways launches the CRAFTSMANSHIP website to increase foreign visitors

| Culture and Society News, News, Transportation News, Travel and Tourism News | 06/15/2018

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ANA’s “IS JAPAN COOL?” Introduces New Theme “CRAFTSMANSHIP” – Focusing on country’s traditional artisans

Date: June 13, 2018
Source: All Nippon Airways (ANA)

TOKYOAll Nippon Airways (ANA) announced today the launch of a new website theme that celebrates “CRAFTSMANSHIP” as part of its “IS JAPAN COOL?” program, which helps promote Japan to international visitors. This new theme will have two features, including interviews with seven traditional Japanese artisans and the SAMURAI AVATAR.

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Japanese traditional paper “Washi” techniques registered as UNESCO heritage

| Culture and Society News, News | 11/26/2014

'Washi' skills listed as cultural heritage

‘Washi’ skills listed as cultural heritage
Date: Nov 26, 2014
Source: NHK World

UNESCO has decided to add the traditional techniques of crafting Japanese-style “washi” paper to its list of intangible cultural heritage. A UNESCO intergovernmental committee made the decision at a meeting held at the organization’s headquarters in Paris on Wednesday.

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Fukuoka sister city, Oakland’s fifth-graders attend 26th Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention in Fukuoka, Japan

| Culture and Society News, Fukuoka News, Kyushu News | 09/19/2014

Oakland fifth-graders attend convention in Japan

Oakland fifth-graders attend convention in Japan
Date: Sep 2, 2014
Source: Contra Costa Times

OAKLAND — Four Oakland fifth-graders and their chaperone participated in the 26th annual Asian Pacific Children’s Convention, which was held July 10-24 in Fukuoka, Japan.

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Japanese cuisine “Washoku” added to UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list

| Awards and Honors, Culture and Society News, Foods and Drinks News, Foods and Drinks Reports, News, Reports, Travel and Tourism News | 12/04/2013

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UNESCO picks Japanese cuisine as cultural heritage
Date: Dec 4, 2013
Source: NHK WORLD

UNESCO has added Japanese cuisine and food culture to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

The world body’s intergovernmental committee made the decision at a meeting in Azerbaijan on Wednesday. Japan filed an application with UNESCO in March last year, following a request by a Japanese civic group.

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