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    Scenes of the atrocities of war crimes - Japan's bid for industrial sites as World Heritage

     
    Regarding the registration of 23 sites of "Japan's Meiji-era Industrial Revolution" built in the late 19th to early 20th centuries including the facility where Koreans were forcibly mobilized to, on UNESCO World Heritage,
    It was found that the International Council on Monuments and Sites, or ICOMOS not just recommended Japan to contain negative history but also told it to sufficiently complement content since it doesn`t suit fundamental purpose as cultural heritage.
    It is distorting history to designate the sites of labor exploitation as the UNESCO World Heritage. Like Europe, Japan should think the sites as a place for soul searching and reflecting itself.
    The World Heritage Convention that respects values common to all humankind. Therefore, We must voiced opposition to Japan's bid for colonial-era industrial complexes as UNESCO World hertige sites.
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