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Nikon Horizons

About Nikon Horizons

Nikon Horizons is pleased to present the feature story from our Japanese-language magazine, Nikon Today. We seek to introduce timely issues from a Nikon viewpoint. A new issue of Nikon Horizons is offered online every six months.

Vol. 20: What Is the Future of Our Past?

Volume 20 of Nikon Horizons takes a look at programs conducted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to preserve and pass down to future generations the heritages of human civilization, culture and nature that possess outstanding universal value. We begin with a description of the three UNESCO programs that aim to foster peace and understanding by safeguarding our shared heritages: World Heritage, Intangible Cultural Heritage and Memory of the World. Next, we examine Japan’s latest addition to the World Heritage List, Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites in Gunma Prefecture, and take a look at local activities that preserve a rich history of Japanese silk production. We end with washoku, the traditional food culture of Japan, which was listed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2013.

Updated November 10, 2014

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