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Nomination Process (cultural heritage)

Briefing for local governments regarding the world cultural heritage
[National government (Agency for Cultural Affairs)]: Sep. 28, 2006

Done
Briefing for municipal governments regarding joint submission
[Gunma Prefecture]: Oct. 7, Nov. 20, 2006

Done
Joint submission of the proposal(PDF file 1085KB) by Gunma Prefecture
and the related municipalities
[Gunma Prefecture / municipalities]: Nov. 29, 2006

Done

World Cultural Heritage Special Committee –
Review and deliberation of the proposal

Done
Cultural property Subdivision of the Council for
Cultural Affairs Selection of additional properties for tentative list

Done
Selection of additional properties for Japan’s
tentative list for the World Heritage
[National government (Agency for Cultural Affairs)]: Jan. 23, 2007

Done
Liaison meeting for Ministries and Agencies related to the World
Heritage Convention ? Decision of additional properties for tentative list

Done
Inscription on the tentative list for the World Heritage
[National government (Agency for Cultural Affairs)]: Jan. 30, 2007
Japanese government submitted the tentative list to the World Heritage Centre (the Secretariat)

Done

Renewed tentative lists are presented at the annual session of
UNESCO World Heritage Committee : Jun. 29, 2007

Done
Preparation for the nomination
[National government (Agency for Cultural Affairs) / Gunma Prefecture / municipalities]

Done
Done

Compiling nomination dossier
[National government (Agency for Cultural Affairs) / Gunma Prefecture / municipalities]

  • Full-scale protective measures in Japan
    • Designation of each component of the property by the Law for Protection of Cultural Properties
    • Establishment of a buffer zone (an area to give an added layer of protection to the property)
    • Creation ofa comprehensive preservation and management plans, etc.
  • Discussions in the scientific committee
    • Concept
    • Justification of “outstanding universal value”
    • Authenticity and Integrity of property
  • Consultation with some foreign experts
Done

Council for Cultural Affairs:
Subdivision on World Cultural Heritage and Intangible Cultural Heritage

Done

Liaison meeting for Ministries and Agencies related to the
World Heritage Convention (decision by the national government)

Done

Submission of the nomination
documents to the World Heritage Committee
[National government (Agency for Cultural Affairs)]

Done

Evaluation by the International Council on Monuments and Sites
(ICOMOS)

Done

Field Inspection by
ICOMOS expert

Done

Decision of the inscription on the World Heritage List at the
annual session of World Heritage Committee [UNESCO]

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