Efforts for the Preservation and Utilization of the Jomon Prehistoric Sites
The Comprehensive Preservation and Management System
Efforts to preserve the Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan in order to hand them down to future generations require cooperation and collaboration among all relevant governments, local residents and visitors.
Council for the Preservation and Utilization of World Heritage Jomon Prehistoric Sites
The Council for the Preservation and Utilization of World Heritage Jomon Prehistoric Sites (hereinafter referred to as “the Council”) was established on December 20, 2019, as a forum for liaison and discussion between relevant organizations to promote the preservation and management of World Heritage Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan and the conservation and utilization of their surroundings.
The Council consists of the Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, and Akita prefectural governments and 14 local governments in charge of component parts and associated sites (Hakodate City, Date City, Chitose City, Mori Town, Toyako Town, Aomori City, Hirosaki City, Hachinohe City, Tsugaru City, Sotogahama Town, Shichinohe Town, Ichinohe Town, Kazuno City, and Kitaakita City).
- Conservation, management, and utilization of the property
- Harmonization between the property and the surrounding environment
- Periodic report to UNESCO
- Heads of related organizations (local governments and the boards of education)
Liaison Meeting for Preservation and Utilization on World Heritage Jomon Prehistoric Sites
|FY 2019||Liaison Meeting for the Preservation and Utilization of World Heritage Jomon Prehistoric Sites||Feburary 17, 2020|
|FY 2020||Liaison Meeting for the Preservation and Utilization of World Heritage Jomon Prehistoric Sites||March 23, 2021|
Preservation and Utilization Plan
The Council has published the following plan and other documents to preserve the Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan into the future.
・Comprehensive Preservation and Management Plan for the Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan (developed in December 2019)
【Separate volume 1】Criteria for Setting Buffer Zones for the Component Parts
【Separate volume 2】Regulatory Map of Each Component Part
【Separate volume 3】Viewpoint Map of Each Component Part
【Separate volume 4】Map of Visitor Facilities and Interpretive Facilities of Each Component Part
Implementation of Monitoring
To ensure the sustainable protection and conservation of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan, periodic and systematic monitoring is in place based on monitoring indicators that have been identified as critical for assessing the conditions that might negatively affect the component parts and their buffer zones. The monitoring results are compiled in annual reports.
・Annual Report on Monitoring the Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan
FY 2020, Japanese version (coming soon)