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Cultural Affairs Agency seeks World Heritage listings

Date Posted: 1999-04-16

The Agency for Cultural Affairs has given the go-ahead for several historical sites in Okinawa to be nominated as World Heritage sites, the Agency announced Friday. Nominations, which are sent to UNESCO for classification and listing, include Shuri Castle in Shuri, Naha City, some castle ruins from Nakijin Village, Yomitan Village, Nakagusuku Village and Katsuren Town, Shikinaen in Naha City, Sonohiyan Utaki in Naha City and Seipha Utaki in Chinen Village.

When Japan requests a heritage listing with UNESCO, the Committee of World Heritage holds discussions about the nominations with a decision expected to be made in 2000. The Japanese government views the nominations as appropriate due to their historical significance, and that they are lasting reminders of what once was known as the Ryukyu Kingdom.

Many of Okinawa's castle ruins vary greatly from those found on the mainland, from their unique architecture to the use of coral limestone as a major source of building material.

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