Japan urged to face up to history after Unesco win

This picture taken on October 20, 2013 shows the Hashima coal mine, known as Battleship Island in Nagasaki prefecture, Japans southern island of Kyushu. The UNs cultural body on July 5, 2015 conferred world heritage status on a number of new sites including some seen as representative of Japans industrial revolution, as South Korea lifted its opposition to the listing. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT

BONN (Germany): China urged Japan to face up to its history and take measures to uphold the dignity of forced labour victims after Unesco’s World Heritage Committee decided to inscribe Japan’s controversial “Meiji Industrial Revolution Sites” into the World Heritage List.

A fortress island near Nagasaki has been awarded world heritage status.

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