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Japan continues to leave out history on its forced labor of Koreans on information boards on Hashima Island Updated: 2017-07-21 07:23:43 KST

A South Korean scholar has accused Japan of not making any attempt to ensure visitors to (Ha-she-mah) Hashima Island know the full history of the UNESCO Heritage site.
That is where several hundred Koreans were taken by the Japanese, for forced labor during World War II, but no mention of the atrocity is written anywhere.
Seo Kyoung-duk, a professor at Sungshin Women's University said that, when he visited the island last week, there was no such information.
Also left out are the years from 1940 to 1945,.. when the Koreans were enslaved.
In 2015, Japan promised to reveal the island's "full history",.. including forced labor of Koreans, for it to be recognized as a heritage site that aided Japan's industrialization.
As an implementation report is due in December, the professor plans to demand the site's UNESCO status be **removed if Tokyo continues to whitewash the island's dark history.
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