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Japan’s Wartime Past Threatens World Heritage Site Bid

On Tuesday South Korea demanded that Japan acknowledge that Korean forced labor was used in the past at some sites that Tokyo would like added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The UNESCO controversy is the latest development in a longstanding regional dispute over Japan’s past wartime atrocities. The 23 sites being considered by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, to be added to its World Heritage List include coal mines, steel works...

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