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In time for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020, the areas with the world cultural heritages will cooperate to hold the events in succession utilizing their own world heritages throughout the year.
The operation committee is formed mainly by the members of the world cultural heritage regional collaboration council (a general incorporated association)established in 2011.
At this moment all 19 world cultural heritage sites in Japan are planning to participate in these events.

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Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area
Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area
Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land
Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land
Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining
Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining
Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki RegionFujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration
Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration
World Heritage Photo Exhibition
World Heritage Photo Exhibition

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May 01, 2021
Industrial Revolution Heritage of Meiji Japan Spring Joint Campaign Hagi Golden Week will be held (until May 5)
April 30, 2021
Spring Joint Campaign for Industrial Revolution Heritage Sites in Meiji Japan Nagasaki Sailboat Festival" has been cancelled and "Hagi Yakisai" will be held at a reduced scale.
Apr. 27, 2021
Special Exhibition "Prince Shotoku and Horyuji Temple" opened at Nara National Museum (until June 20).
Apr. 23, 2021
Spring Joint Campaign for the Industrial Revolution Heritage of Meiji Japan Sailing Boat Festival" was held in Nagasaki (until April 27).
Apr. 17, 2021
Opening Event for the 10th Anniversary of Hiraizumi World Heritage Site Registration was held in Hiraizumi.
April 09, 2021
Spring Joint Campaign for the Industrial Revolution Heritage of Meiji Japan Golden Kamuy x Senganen" is being held in Kagoshima (until May 9).
Apr. 03 to Apr. 05, 2021
Grand memorial service for the 1400th anniversary of Prince Shotoku's death was held at Horyuji Temple.

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