UNESCO Panel Calls for Efforts To Educate World on Hashima Island’s Dark History

Ben Cho, June 27, 2018, 8:18 a.m.

A UNESCO panel has called for efforts to let the world know about the brutality committed against Korean people forced to work on Japan's Hashima Island during the country's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministry here said Wednesday.

The decision came after UNESCO held the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee in Bahrain, which reviewed Japan's follow-up measures promised when its 23 industrial facilities, including those on Hashima Island, were granted heritage status in 2015, according to the ministry.

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