15 June 2004: Japan accepts the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
On 15 June 2004, the Director-General of UNESCO officially received from the hands of the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Japan to UNESCO, the instrument of acceptance of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Japan thus became a State Party to the Convention.
This Convention, which aims at protecting multiple forms of oral cultural expressions, some of which endangered, will enter into force after ratification, acceptance, approval or accession by 30 countries. Ambassador Sato underlined the importance and urgency of its implementation.
The Director-General welcomed this acceptance and expressed the wish that many other countries would rapidly follow suit so that the Convention could enter into force as soon as possible.
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