• Kyodo, staff report


Japan plans to rebut UNESCO’s recommendations that the country should provide a better explanation about Korean victims of wartime labor at its Tokyo information center on industrial sites listed as World Cultural Heritage sites, government sources said Saturday.

At UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee session held from Friday to July 31, Japan plans to explain that its exhibition at the Industrial Heritage Information Center on people from Korea who worked in the Hashima Coal Mine off Nagasaki — one of the 23 registered sites — is based on historical facts and appropriate, the sources said.

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