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Japan: Ueno as a World Heritage site

Categories: East Asia, Japan, Arts & Culture

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 [1]. Taito Ward councilman Yoshihisa Kosaka reminds readers that the site would be ‘Tokyo's first World Heritage site [2]‘. Architect Ebinenko, while hoping Le Corbusier's museum will make the cut, wonders if it's difficult for architectural works to have universal appeal [3].