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The inscription of "Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan" on World Heritage List (Statement by Foreign Minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu)

July 27, 2021
  1. I am particularly pleased that today on July 27th "Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan" nominated by Japan was inscribed on the World Heritage List at the Extended 44th Session of the World Heritage Committee.
  2. "Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan" is a valuable heritage of a prehistoric sedentary lifestyle based on gathering, fishing and hunting with their elaborate and complex spiritual culture, which was developed and nurtured over ten thousand years. I highly welcome the inscription of this property as a World Heritage Site, hoping that the inscription will lead to an increased recognition of the value of these cultural assets in the world.
  3. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue to make efforts, in cooperation with other relevant ministries and agencies, to promote understanding of the value of Japan's World Heritage properties in the world.

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