Institutions, organizations, contacts

National institutions

Permanent Delegation of Japan to UNESCO
100, avenue de Suffren
75015 PARIS

Japanese National Commission for UNESCO
3-2-2 Kasumigaseki
100-8959 Tokyo

Designated authority for the use of the emblem:

Agency for Cultural Affairs
Traditional Culture Division
Cultural Properties Department
3-2-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (100-8959)

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UNESCO’s contacts

UNESCO Office in Beijing
Jianguomenwai Compound
Waijiaogongyu 5-15-3
Beijing, 100600
Culture Program officer:
Himalchuli Gurung (

UNESCO headquarters (ICH Section)
Regional officer:
Scepi, Giovanni (

Category 2 center(s)

International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region
The functions of the Centre are to: (i) instigate and coordinate research into practices and methodologies of safeguarding endangered ICH in the region; (ii) assist countries in the region in implementing other research activities, while paying special attention to developing States; (iii) organize regional workshops and seminars focusing on research as a measure for safeguarding ICH and on research on safeguarding practices and methodologies; (iv) encourage and assist young researchers in the region engaging in research activities aimed at safeguarding ICH; (v) cooperate with other category 2 institutions active in the domain of safeguarding ICH, in the region and beyond; and (vi) initiate cooperation among interested institutions, while furthering technical assistance vis-à-vis developing countries in the region.
Sakai City Museum
Daisen Park, Mozusekiun-cho 2-cho, Sakai-ku,
Sakai, Osaka 590-0802;
Participating countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, China, Cook Islands, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Turkey

International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (Republic of Korea)