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About The World Heritage

Since it was necessary to make a balance between conservation of heritage values and minimization to restrict industrial activities, the Japanese Government made a decision to make a new scheme through administrative reform in case the working industrial heritages were recommended as the World Heritage. Under this scheme, the Department of Industrial Heritage was organized in the Cabinet Secretariat in order to inscribe "Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining" to the World Heritage List.

Department of Industrial Heritage,
Cabinet Secretariat

1-11-39 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0014, JAPAN

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National Congress of Industrial Heritage (NCIH) is a general incorporated foundation established on September 10th, 2013 in order to support research and capacity building of industrial heritages including the working industrial heritages. NCIH practices projects which contribute to enhance the educational awareness in history, culture and technology of industrial state and to conserve the industrial heritages.

National Congress of Industrial Heritage

About the Industrial Heritage Sites Information

Consortium for the World Heritage Inscription of Modern Industrial Heritage

"The Modern industrial Heritage in Kyushu, Yamaguchi and Related Areas" was successfully placed in UNESCO's World Heritage tentative list on Sep 26th,2008. Thereafter, the Consortium (Chairman: Yuichiro Ito, Governor of Kagoshima Prefecture) was established on October 29th, 2010 with six prefectures and eleven cities to promote "the Modern Industrial Heritage in Kyushu and Yamaguchi" to be enlisted on the World Heritage list. Currently,the Consortium consists of eight prefectures and eleven cities with four observer cities.

Consortium for the World Heritage Inscription of Modern Industrial Heritage
World Cultural Heritage Office,
Planning Division, Kagoshima Prefectural Government

Kamoike-Shinmachi 10-1, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima 890-8577, JAPAN