- Japanese cuisine added to world heritage list Updated: Dec-04-13 10:58 pm
- Japan food seeks heritage gong as young spurn rice Updated: Dec-03-13 3:49 am
- UNESCO inspector mugged in Chile Updated: Nov-29-13 3:28 pm
- UNESCO leader re-elected amid budget tightening Updated: Nov-12-13 8:21 am
- US, Israel lose UNESCO voting right in dispute Updated: Nov-08-13 1:40 pm
TOKYO - The United Nations cultural organization has added traditional Japanese food to its cultural heritage list, making it only the second national cuisine to receive the prized designation.
TOKYO - Washoku, the traditional cuisine of Japan, is being considered for designation as part of the world's priceless cultural heritage by the U.N. this week. But even as sushi and sake booms worldwide, purists say its finer points are candidates for the endangered list at home. The younger generation is increasingly eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts and McDonald's, not rice.
SANTIAGO, Chile - A UNESCO inspector has been mugged in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso.
PARIS - UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has been elected to a second four-year term as head of the U.N.'s cultural agency.
PARIS - American influence in culture, science and education around the world took a high-profile blow Friday when the U.S. automatically lost voting rights at UNESCO by missing a deadline to repay its debt to the world's cultural agency.