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Registration of Hiraizumi as World Heritage site should encourage disaster victims

Registration of Hiraizumi as World Heritage site should encourage disaster victims

HIRAIZUMI, Iwate — UNESCO’s decision to register Buddhist temples and the landscape in this ancient town as a World Heritage site is expected to give courage to victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Honshu. Toshikazu Yamada, head priest at Chusonji Temple in Hiraizumi, feels something auspicious in the decision made […]

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