Original title: Japan’s decision to apply for forced labor mines to the World Heritage South Korea’s response: deeply regrettable
China News Service, January 28. According to comprehensive foreign media reports, on the 28th, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said that he decided to recommend the “Golden Mountains of Sado Island” to UNESCO to apply for a world cultural heritage. In response, South Korea’s foreign ministry responded: “Deeply regret.
Image source: Screenshot of the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) report
Regarding the Japanese side’s decision to apply the “Golden Mountain of Sado Island” to the World Heritage List, the South Korean Foreign Ministry responded later on the 28th that the Japanese government still decided to apply for the site of the forced recruitment of South Korean laborers during World War II despite repeated warnings from the South Korean side. We deeply regret this and solemnly urge the Japanese side to stop relevant measures.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea also stated that it will continue to convey the firm position of the South Korean government to the Japanese side in the future.
“Sado Island Gold Mountain” is located in Sado City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. This area was once a place where laborers on the Korean Peninsula were forced to work.