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Japanese Cabinet approves bid for controversial mine for Unesco heritage

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The Japanese Cabinet on Tuesday accepted a bid to push for a former gold mine linked to wartime pressured labour to be included within the Unesco World Heritage checklist, in keeping with an area media report.

Tokyo plans to ship a letter of advice to the Unesco World Heritage Centre later within the day.

On January 27, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida introduced plans to appoint the mine on Sado Island for the 2023 Unesco heritage checklist regardless of South Korea’s robust protest.

The South Korean authorities instantly expressed “strong regret” over the choice and known as in its Ambassador to Seoul Koichi Aiboshi to lodge a protest.

More than a thousand Koreans had been pressured into onerous labour on the mine on Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture.

The transfer is anticipated to deepen diplomatic rifts between Seoul and Tokyo over shared historical past.

政府は、新潟県の「佐渡島の金山」を世界文化遺産の候補としてユネスコに推薦することを決定しました。 – 日テレNEWS







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