リン先生 英文記事紹介 No.36
A UNESCO advisory panel has recommended giving World Heritage status to the Tomioka Silk Mill, a historic factory building symbolizing Japan’s industrialization from the 19th century, the Agency for Cultural Affairs announced Saturday. With related sites in Gunma Prefecture will likely be formalized at a meeting of the World Heritage Committee scheduled for June 15-25 in Qatar. The Cultural Affairs Agency said the UNESCO body has largely acknowledged Japan’s assertion that the properties of the site have “universal values” in that it helped modernize the silk industry worldwide and popularize silk. Japan currently has 13 UNESCO cultural heritage sites including the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, commemorating the atomic bombing of the city, as well as Mount Fuji, which was listed last year.
Japan has brought a lot of contributions worldwide. Quality cars, computers, manga anime, trusted beauty products- these are just some of the significant things that have been shared and influenced to all. However, one of the most proud-of contribution is the Tomioka Silk Mill, which is now recommended for World Heritage status. Silk production became a major industry for Japan's culture which led to being global and made silk popular. Hopefully, it will be officially acknowledged by the World Heritage Committee. The people around the globe had benefited from it and this is also a proof on how Japanese have been so good when it comes to being constant in quality maintenance over the years.