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Japan: Ueno as a World Heritage site

A UNESCO panel has recommended postponing listing of the National Museum of Western Art and the surrounding buildings in the Ueno area as a World Heritage culture site. Blogger Dragon says that countries with the means to preserve its own heritage sites should give way for less resourceful countries. Taito Ward councilman Yoshihisa Kosaka reminds readers that the site would be ‘Tokyo's first World Heritage site‘. Architect Ebinenko, while hoping Le Corbusier's museum will make the cut, wonders if it's difficult for architectural works to have universal appeal.

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