May 02, 2013
The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), an advisory body to the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, has recommended Mount Fuji as appropriate for...
May 01, 2013
Majestic Mount Fuji, the iconic peak that has inspired artists over the centuries, is set to gain UNESCO World Heritage status in June following a recommendation from a key...
January 14, 2013
A giant “kamakura” snow hut of Akita Prefecture complete with snow, as well as “namahage” ogres in a traditional local folklore, has welcomed visitors in front of one...
November 19, 2012
KAMAKURA, Kanagawa Prefecture--Yoshio Sadasue opened his men's dress shirt shop 19 years ago in a tiny apartment above a convenience store in Kamakura.
August 19, 2012
KAMAKURA, Kanagawa Prefecture--Math whiz Hiroki Komatsu prepared for the recent 53rd International Mathematical Olympiad in Argentina by solving all competition questions from...
January 29, 2012
The Japanese government has proposed making Mount Fuji and the historic city of Kamakura south of Tokyo UNESCO world cultural heritage sites.
December 08, 2011
YOKOHAMA--The historic coastal city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture faces the prospect of being wiped out by tsunami at some point.
September 23, 2011
A government panel has decided to recommend Mount Fuji, the picturesque peak that has inspired countless poets and artists, and the ancient samurai city of Kamakura as UNESCO...
April 08, 2011
Facing Sagami Bay to the south and sheltered by mountains on three sides, Kamakura has always been a natural stronghold, the perfect place to fend off enemies.
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