Participation in the Ashgabat Meeting to nominate Silk Road sites for inscription on the World Heritage List
Sponsored by UESCO, a meeting of the Coordinating Committee on the Serial World Heritage Nomination of the Silk Roads took place May 3–6 in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan. Two individuals from the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo attended: Masahi Abe and Kazuya Yamauchi of the Japan Center for International Cooperation in Conservation. The meeting was attended by representatives from the 5 central Asian states and China, India, Nepal, Iran, Afghanistan, South Korea, and Japan. The meeting actively discussed policies for future efforts to nominate sites for inscription on the World Heritage List on February 1, 2013. At the meeting, Kazuya Yamauchi explained the Program to Encourage Inscription of Silk Road Sites on the World Heritage List of the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo.