Tag: JP – Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel Shipbuilding and Coal Mining

Asahi Shimbun, UNESCO Want to Rewrite Wartime Labor History with Unfounded Assumptions; Koko Kato; JAPAN Forward

Photo: Japan Forward

The role of the Tokyo-based Industrial Heritage Information Center is to provide accurate primary sources and testimonies.

Source: Asahi Shimbun, UNESCO Want to Rewrite Wartime Labor History with Unfounded Assumptions | JAPAN Forward

Japan explanation of Korean wartime forced labor insufficient: UNESCO; Mainichi

Photo: Mainichi

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on Thursday adopted a resolution stating that Japan has failed to provide a sufficient explanation regarding the Korean victims of wartime forced labor at a Tokyo information center on industrial locations listed as World Cultural Heritage sites.

Source: Japan explanation of Korean wartime forced labor insufficient: UNESCO

Kagoshima: The Prefecture With Many World Heritage Sites; Yuri I; Tsunagu Japan

Located in the most southwestern corner of the Kyushu region, Kagoshima is a prefecture full of history. So, it’s no wonder that the prefecture has a ton of World Heritage Sites! Visiting World Heritage Sites can help you learn a lot about the local culture and area, so keep reading to learn more about Kagoshima’s World Heritage Sites. Yuri I will also introduce two current candidates for World Heritage Sites that, if accepted, could boost Kagoshima to first place in terms of number of World Heritage Sites in all of Japan!

Source: Kagoshima: The Prefecture With Many World Heritage Sites

History, heritage and Hashima; David Tizzard & Benjamin Acree; Korea Times

History, heritage and Hashima…

Source: History, heritage and Hashima

Mitsubishi once transformed a Japanese island into a bustling coal mining metropolis. Now it’s an abandoned, derelict mess; Ryder Kimball; Business Insider

Hashima Island was a Japanese coal-producing powerhouse, but after its reserves became depleted it slowly transformed into an abandoned relic.

Source: Mitsubishi once transformed a Japanese island into a bustling coal mining metropolis. Now it’s an abandoned, derelict mess.

Gunkanjima: Japan’s Battleship Island; Aaron Paulson; Medium.com

Nagasaki’s World Heritage haikyo “ruin porn”…

Source: Gunkanjima: Japan’s Battleship Island

Is Japan’s ‘Ghost Island’ (Gunkanjima) As Mysterious As It Looks? We Found Out; Jim Clash; Forbes

Gunkanjima, also known as Hashima or ‘Ghost’ Island, was once a thriving coal-mining operation with more than 5,200 inhabitants. When the coal ran out in 1974, the mysterious place was totally abandoned.

Source: Is Japan’s ‘Ghost Island’ (Gunkanjima) As Mysterious As It Looks? We Found Out

Hashima – Brutal History And The Most Haunted Island On Earth; Addison DePitt; Greanville Post

Source: HASHIMA – BRUTAL HISTORY AND THE MOST HAUNTED ISLAND ON EARTH

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