November 2021 Message from the Executive Director

As we enjoy the autumn colours, good news from Japan with the Japanese government’s announcement that pandemic travel restrictions are being eased, and it will now be possible for non-Japanese visitors (including students and researchers) to enter the country, allowing so many plans, on hold throughout the pandemic, to begin to be realised.  Our main […]

Report on the talk “The Bridge to Heaven – Amanohashidate: UNESCO World Heritage and the conservation of landscapes, comparing Japan and the UK”

This month’s Third Thursday Lecture, given by Dr Andrew Hutcheson, discussed the disparity between the approaches of Japan and the UK to World Heritage, considered the value of World Heritage in the modern day, and highlighted the potential impact of climate change on particular heritage sites. All this was undertaken with specific reference to Amanohashidate […]