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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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