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The SAGE Handbook of Modern Japanese Studies includes outstanding contributions from a diverse group of leading academics from across the globe. This volume is designed to serve as a major interdisciplinary reference work and a seminal text, both rigorous and accessible, to assist students and scholars in understanding one of the major nations of the world.

Heritage Management in Present-day Japan
Heritage Management in Present-day Japan
Nishiyama Noriaki
Introduction

In order to understand current research trends in heritage management one must first understand how heritage, the target of this management, is regarded in present-day Japan. In Japan the concept of cultural-properties protection emerged in modern times; however, the background to the birth of the idea is unique and different from that of the West. This warrants a separate review, which is given below. I then describe the current status of heritage management, including a discussion of the providers of the management, the recent depletion of heritage and its causes, and efforts toward World Heritage protection. Finally, I examine research trends in heritage management in two parts: research into existing preservation methods, valuation and protection systems; and research into new trends in heritage management.

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