Jul 2, 2015

Gaps remain in Japan-South Korea talks on proposed World Heritage sites

Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama held talks in Seoul with senior South Korean officials, including Kim Hong-kyun, deputy foreign minister for political affairs, on Japan’s bid to have sites related to its Meiji Era industrial revolution added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. Gaps ...

Jun 2, 2015

Abe can't duck history issue

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must realize that his perception of Japan's wars in the 1930s and 1940s is an issue that cannot be skirted if ties with China and South Korea are to be improved.

May 7, 2015

Seoul lawmaker petitions UNESCO over Japan's World Heritage bid

The head of the South Korean National Assembly’s foreign affairs committee has sent letters to UNESCO panel members expressing opposition to Japan’s bid to register a group of 23 industrial sites for World Heritage status, a source close to the parliamentarian said Wednesday. Na ...