Tokyo’s history whitewash is insult to UNESCO; Nam Sang-Gu; Asia Times

At a time when statues representing histories of slavery, racism and colonialism are being toppled across the United States and worldwide, Japan is moving in the opposite direction. It has – this very month – opened a new historical center that completely ignores historical crimes.

Source: Tokyo’s history whitewash is insult to UNESCO

Spotlight on Japan’s Industrial Heritage, Wartime Past at Newly-Opened Information Center; Shimpei Okuhara; JAPAN Forward

Source: Spotlight on Japan’s Industrial Heritage, Wartime Past at Newly-Opened Information Center | JAPAN Forward

Remembering Japan’s Colonial Abuses Against Koreans on Hashima Island; Yuji Hosaka; The Diplomat

Despite the claims of a former resident of the island, Japanese abuses against Koreans were widespread.

Source: Remembering Japan’s Colonial Abuses Against Koreans on Hashima Island

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

The Symbol of Rapid Industrialization – Gunkanjima Island in Nagasaki; Yoko; Taiken Japan

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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

Photographer captures stunning images of Battleship Island, an abandoned coal-mining settlement off the coast of Nagasaki; Lonely Planet

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

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Manda Coal Mine: World Heritage in Kumamoto, Growth Driver in Japan’s Modernization; Mikiko; Goin’ Japanesque!

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

Thanks to the ongoing “ruins tour boom” and the World Heritage registration, Manda Coal Mine has gained renewed attention from both within and outside of Japan. Mikiko would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you the history and the points of interest of the coal mine and share the writer experience of visiting it.

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