A dispute over the history of a 400-year-old gold mine has touched off fresh animosity between Japan and South Korea, just as the Biden administration needs their cooperation to confront new North Korean weapons that threaten the U.S. allies.
The Former Glover House, a popular tourist spot in this southwest Japan city that was home to British merchant Thomas Glover (1838-1911), has been renovated, with attention paid to its history and lived-in ambience.
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!
History, heritage and Hashima…
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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.
Nagasaki’s World Heritage haikyo “ruin porn”…
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.