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08/04/2024

Final Report of the ‘Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster Risk Management’ project (FY 2020-2023) was published in March 2024

The final report of IRCI’s four-year research project on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster Risk Management (FY 2020-2023), ‘Natural Hazards and the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage: Experiences from the Asia-Pacific Region’ was published onli…

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19/10/2023

Final Workshop of the Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster Risk Management Project was held in Nara (27-29 September 2023)

IRCI held the Final Workshop of the IRCI project ‘Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster Risk Management’ (FY 2020–2023) in Nara from 27 to 29 September 2023. The workshop was co-organized with the Cultural Heritage Disaster Risk Management Center…

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14/03/2023

IRCI visited Indonesia (5-17 January 2023)

IRCI is currently conducting field research in seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region for the Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster Risk Management project (FY2020–2023). As part of this research activity, Ms OKABE Masami, Associate Fellow of…

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21/12/2022

IRCI visited Bangladesh and Cambodia (14–18 November 2022)

The IRCI mission composed of Mr W. Iwamoto, Director-General and Ms Y. Nojima, Head of Research Section visited Bangladesh and Cambodia during 14–18 November 2022, to understand the situation of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) safeguarding in thes…

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13/10/2022

Regional Workshop was held under the project “Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster Risk Management” (5 August and 7 September 2022)

IRCI held an online workshop under the project “Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster Risk Management”, which was divided into two sessions on 5 August and 7 September 2022. Collaborators from 7 countries in the Asia-Pacific region (Bangladesh, F…

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29/03/2019

“Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Natural Disasters” has been published

Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Natural Disasters(1) held during 7-9 December 2018 in Sendai, Japan is now available for download. The proceedings summarises the discussions over the three days, a…

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21/12/2018

Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Natural Disasters was held in Sendai, Japan

IRCI organised ‘Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Natural Disasters’ from 7 to 9 December 2018 at Sendai International Center and in Onagawa Town, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The workshop was co-organised by Tokyo Natio…

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29/10/2018

“Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Natural Disasters” will be held in Sendai from 7 to 9 December 2018

IRCI organises “Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Natural Disasters” from 7 to 9 December 2018 at Sendai International Center and in Onagawa Town, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The workshop is co-organised by Tokyo Nation…

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30/07/2018

Report of “Preliminary Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster Risk Management” project (FY 2016-2017) has been published

The report of IRCI’s two-year research project, “Preliminary Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster Risk Management” (FY 2016- 2017) has been published online. The report consists of three sections: summary of project activities, records of workin…

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31/03/2017

Reconnaissance Survey in Myanmar for IRCI’s project on natural disasters

As part of its activities for the first year of the project “Preliminary Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster-Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific Region,” IRCI sent two researchers, Shigeaki Kodama (Project Research Fellow, National Museum of Et…

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02/03/2017

Reconnaissance Survey in Marshall Islands for IRCI’s project on natural disasters

IRCI’s research team comprised of Yoko Nojima (Associate Fellow, IRCI) and Huy Nguyen (Technical specialist, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition – Vietnam) visited Majuro, the capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands during…

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14/02/2017

International Working Group Session on “Preliminary Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster-Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific Region”

IRCI held the International Working Group Session of the project “Preliminary Research on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Disaster-Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific Region” on 30 January 2017, at the Tokyo National Museum. IRCI organised in FY 201…

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25/01/2017

Inauguration of IRCI Cooperative Researcher

From 1 January 2017, IRCI set up a cooperative researcher post to further enhance research and cooperation with other institutions. This new system will enable researchers of the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage, Japan, to conduct research a…

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12/01/2017

Reconnaissance Survey in Viet Nam for IRCI’s project on natural disasters

IRCI’s research team comprised of Yoko Nojima (Associate Fellow, IRCI) and Hiromichi Kubota (Head of Intangible Cultural Properties Section, Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties) visited Viet Nam during 14-20 December 2016 for it…

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21/11/2016

2nd Working Group Session held under the project “Preliminary Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster-Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific Region”

On 11 November 2016, IRCI organised the 2nd Working Group Session of the project “Preliminary Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster-Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific Region” at the Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties. The …

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21/11/2016

Reconnaissance Survey in Vanuatu and Fiji for IRCI’s project on natural disasters

Since April 2016, IRCI has been implementing a new research project, “Preliminary Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster-Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific Region.” As an effort to understand the current situation of disaster-risk management (DRM…

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27/07/2016

Launch of IRCI’s new research project focusing on natural disasters and ICH

Following the decision made at the 4th Governing Board Meeting (25 September 2015), IRCI adopted a new Medium-term Programme (2016-2020), which emphasises the theme of “ICH Safeguarding and Disaster Risk Management” as one of the activity focuses. Ac…

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